Chinese hackers, based out of Guangdong and Henan provinces, targeted millions of Indians with shopping scams during festival season sales in Oct and Nov, according to Cyberpeace Foundation. The cybercriminals created spurious links on WhatsApp for users to click to participate in contests and win exciting prizes. Some of the scam contests used elements from actual sales on Amazon India and Flipkart to make them look legitimate and trick users.

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