Phishing scams, hacking, identity theft, bank fraud: these are terms we commonly associate with cybercrime. It’s a serious issue but has also ended up becoming a popular theme for movies and series. Here are some series that you should watch which revolve around the dark side of technology.
Veda, a young woman goes missing under mysterious circumstances. Her brother Prithvi ropes in some new-found friends to find her. Among them is Vikram (Rana Daggubatti) whose social media agency launches a viral campaign to get clues into Veda’s disappearance. Will the power of social media help Prithvi find his missing sister? Watch Social on Tata Sky Adbhut Kahaniyan to find out.
2. Mr Robot
A young cyber security engineer works as a vigilante hacker by night. What happens when the leader of an underground hacker group recruits him to destroy the corporation he works for? Watch this psychological thriller to find out.
3. Person of Interest
This thought-provoking drama revolves around a former CIA agent who partners with a reclusive billionaire to prevent violent crimes. Their weapon? A supercomputer built for the US government to gather intelligence about impending terror attacks.
4. Jamtara - Sabka Number Ayega
A group of youngsters in Jamtara in Jharkhand run a lucrative phishing scam. But things change after they catch the attention of a corrupt politician who wants his cut. Adding to the complication is a cop who is determined to stop the racket.
5. Black Mirror
Viewers of this sci-fi anthology series claim it is fascinating yet disturbing. Black Mirror explores a future where technology can be used to manipulate human behaviour. Two episodes in particular provide a point of view on the deadly implications of cybercrime and data security.