Indian government warns of data theft via public charging stations


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Indian government has issued a public warning about the increasing prevalence of cyber scams, specifically targeting public phone charging stations. These scams, commonly known as "USB charger scam," exploit unsuspecting individuals who use public charging ports in various locations like airports, cafes, hotels, and bus stands. The scam uses a technique called "juice-jacking," where cybercriminals can steal crucial data or implant malware onto users' devices when they connect to compromised ports.