In the post-pandemic age, cybercrime has exploded in India. General Bipin Rawat, the Chief of Defence, indicated that they had increased by 500 percent. He also mentioned that new risks such as drones, ransomware, and internet of things devices must be taken into account. He also emphasised the significance of nation-states. Mr. Rawat made the remarks at the Kerala Police’s 14th Hacking and Cybersecurity Briefing, dubbed “C0c0n,” which runs from the 10th to the 13th of November. During the lockdown period, this conference will focus on discussing internet scams and defences. This is a virtual conference that anyone from anywhere in the world can attend.
According to a press release, the conference seeks to address at an international level the issues that the digital world will face throughout the COVID period, as well as the solutions that will be required to solve them.
Cybercrimes in India in the pandemic have gone up by 500%. We need to consider new threats like drones, ransomware, internet of things devices,& the role of nation-states:Gen Bipin Rawat,Chief of Defence MoD on 14th Hacking & Cybersecurity Briefing 'C0c0n' hosted by Kerala police pic.twitter.com/nXujEoINZi
— ANI (@ANI) November 12, 2021
Cyber Crimes in India
Cybercrime is now a huge danger to India’s and the world’s safety and security. Any crime committed with the aid of a computer and a network falls under this category. In addition, the computer could be used as a tool, a target, or a location for illegal conduct. Web attacks, password attacks, DDoS attacks, phishing, spyware, ransomware, and other similar crimes are common. Furthermore, cybercrime might be directed towards an individual, a business, or a government. These entail Cyber crime has no geographical boundaries, therefore it is tough to track down cyber thieves.
The Information Technology Act of 2000 and its revisions address a variety of new age crimes that have arisen as a result of the exploitation and abuse of technology. Cyber laws are included in the residuary list of the Indian Constitution, and only the parliament has the authority to enact them. According to data from the National Crime Records Bureau, India reported 50,035 cyber crime cases in 2020, up approximately 12% from the previous year. Every nation must raise awareness and convey knowledge on how to avoid and combat cybercrime.
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