With the increase in online communication, the threat from cybercrime is also increasing, targeting individuals, businesses and governments at a fast growing rate. Going by the latest statistics, India reports an annual increase of 40 percent in cybercrimes cases. Hacking, phishing, credit card and banking frauds have increased by 40 percent in the country in the past two years, government report says.
It is a fact that most cybercrime incidents go unreported, however, a total of 256 cybercrime cases were reported this year in India as against 109 recorded in 2013, according to the Cyberabad Police Commissionerate. India still does not have a cybercrimes prevention strategy, although the National Cyber Security Policy 2013 of India has been formulated but it has not been implemented yet. The cyber forensics trends of India 2014 still states that India is incapable to deal with cyber forensics related issues and it is not investing effectively in the field of intelligence and law enforcement technology. As a result cybercrimes have increased in India.
Realizing the seriousness of the situation, Indian government has now set up an expert group to create strategies for effective tackling of cybercrime.
Researchers say, cybercrimes investigation training in India should be made modern and up to date. There is a terrible requirement to develop cyber forensics best practices in India as soon as possible.
A Home Ministry official stated that India with a fast growing economy is susceptible to international and domestic cyber-attacks and there is a need to ensure cybercrime-free environment.
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