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Juice Jacking

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Juice Jacking

⇒ Term “juice jacking” was first coined in 2011 by investigative journalist Brian Krebs.

⇒ A form of cyberattack where a public USB charging port is tampered.

⇒ Attack is used by hackers to steal users’ passwords, credit card information, addresses, and other sensitive data stored on the targeted device.

⇒This type of attack has been a growing concern, with incidents reported in various public spaces such as airports, hotels, and shopping centres.

⇒ RBI emphasised the importance of protecting personal and financial data while using mobile devices.

Juice Jacking (UPSC)