Centre set up to fight growing cyber crimes

October 21st, 2008 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Taking note of the rising cases of cyber crimes, the government has set up a Resource Centre for Cyber Forensics (RCCF) at the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) at Thiruvananthapuram, the Lok Sabha was informed Tuesday.The RCCF will develop a cyber forensics tool kit, carry out R&D in cyber forensics to meet the requirements of the law enforcement agencies and provide technical services including training to such agencies.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Communications and IT Jyotiraditya M. Scindia said the government has introduced the Information Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2006 in parliament, which deals with, among other things, new forms of cyber crimes.

These include publishing of material containing sexually explicit acts in electronic form, ‘video voyeurism’, breach of confidentiality and leakage of data by service providers, he said.

They also include e-commerce frauds through impersonation commonly known as phishing, identity theft and offensive messages through communication service.

Scindia said the central government has developed several tools for cyber forensics, which includes disk forensics, network forensics and device forensics.

The government has been actively involved in providing support to law enforcement agencies in the analysis of cyber crime cases and over 200 cases have been submitted, he said.

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