Emergency cell to tackle cyber crimes set up: minister

April 16th, 2008 - 9:56 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) In the wake of increasing incidents of cyber crime, the central government has formulated Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) to provide reactive and proactive support to counter cyber crimes in the country. “The home ministry is implementing a project called Common Integrated Police Application (CIPA) in all states in a phased manner as part of the modernisation of police force,” Minister of State for Home Affairs Sriprakash Jaiswal told parliament in a written reply Wednesday.

There has been dramatic increase in the incidents of economic frauds through phishing, e-mail scams, piracy and data thefts on targeted organisations and network infrastructures and countries using internet services.

The focus of the scheme, which is supplementing the efforts of the state governments, is on strengthening the police infrastructure by way of construction of police stations, equipping the police with the required mobility, modern weaponry, communication equipments, forensic set-up, computerisation etc.

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