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Cybercrimes increased by 40 percent in India: Home Ministry


As per a report published by PTI the country has registered annual increase of 40 percent in the rate of cybercrimes like Hacking, publication of obscene contents, credit card and banking frauds among others. The Home Ministry has released a data which highlights 71,780 cyber frauds were reported in 2013, while 22,060 such cases were reported in 2012. There have been 62,189 incidents of cyber frauds till June this year.

In 2011 the total number of websites hacked were 22,699, which increased to 27,605 in 2012 and finally reached 28,481 in the year 2013. Most of the popular cybercrimes all around the globe includes obscene publication, transmission of unauthorised contents, credit card and banking frauds, phishing, scanning, spam, malicious code and website intrusions. As per the data released by Home Ministry India has witnessed 40 percent increase in the cybercrime ratio in last two years.

These cyber-attacks originate from countries like US, Europe, Brazil, Turkey, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Algeria and the UAE. The hackers adopt the method of compromising the systems in different regions of the world and user masquerading techniques and hidden servers to hide the identity of the actual system from which the attacks are being launched. The attackers are focusing on India because of our fastest growing economy.

Recently, Rajnath Singh the Home Minister also stated that there was a need to strengthen cyber monitoring in the wake of growing use of Internet and social media by global terror outfits like ISIS to indoctrinate the youth. According to the data by the National Cyber Records Bureau, the total of 1,791, 2,876 and 4,356 cases were registered under the Information Technology Act in 2011, 2012 and 2013, respectively. A total of 422, 601 and 1,337 cases were registered under cybercrime related sections of the Indian Penal Code in 2011, 2012 and 2013, respectively.


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