State Governments Urged by Home Ministry to Curb Cyber Crimes

by Hannah Punitha on  April 17, 2008 at 6:41 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
State Governments Urged by Home Ministry to Curb Cyber Crimes
The Union Home Ministry has urged all State Governments to tighten laws relating to cyber crimes in the wake of reports of criminals committing economic frauds through phishing, e-mail scams, piracy, data theft and launching of denial of service attacks onto targeted organizations, network infrastructures and countries, using internet services.

Minister of State for Home, Shakeel Ahmed told Parliament in a written reply that as matters related to policing were a State subject, State Governments have a responsibility to modernize their forces and to establish cyber police stations for cyber crime investigation.

He said that the Union Home Ministry is implementing a project -- Common Integrated Police Application (CIPA) -- in all States in a phased manner, under the Modernization of State Police Forces (MPF) Scheme.

He said that the Government has also set up Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) to provide reactive and proactive support to the cyber incidents in India, besides, introducing a Bill to amend the Information Technology Act, 2000, in the Lok Sabha on 15.12.2006 to provide for insertion of legal provisions to address various computer crimes.

Source: ANI

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