Three fold strategy to fight cybercrime

Government takes legal, administrative and technical measures


Samir Sachdeva | May 6, 2010

In order to address the growing threat of cyber crimes in the country, cyber crime cells have been set up by ctate police.

Central Bureau of Investigation has also set up cyber crime cell. These cells investigate cyber crime cases and help respective police organizations in implementation of laws addressing cyber crime. Cyber forensic training labs have been set up at CBI and Kerala police.This information was given by Minister of State for Communications & Information Technology, Sachin Pilot in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

In addition, government has also evolved an integrated approach with a series of legal, technical and administrative steps to ensure that necessary systems are in place to address the threat effectively. A major programme on cyber forensics, specifically development of cyber forensic tools, setting up of infrastructure for investigation and training of the users, have been initiated. Basic and advanced training in the area of computer and cyber forensics is also being provided to law enforcement agencies, forensic labs and judiciary on the procedures and methodology of collecting, analyzing and presenting digital evidence.

The attempts of cyber attack detected on the network of National Informatics Centre, in the recent past include: maliciously crafted email with attachments containing malware to a number of mail recipients attempting to infect the client machines, defacement of website at the state data centres due to application level vulnerabilities in the site and scanning/probing of Information Technology infrastructure.

These attacks have been observed to be coming from the computers installed in a number of foreign countries. However, these computers could be compromised and may be under the control of hackers from other parts of the world. Such attacks are regularly being monitored and investigated.



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