Tracking cyber criminals with help of IT experts

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Tracking cyber criminals with help of IT experts

Thursday, 10 January 2019 | SHEKHAR SINGH | NEW DELHI

Taking a note of rampant cases of cybercrime, the Delhi Police is reorganising its combating capabilities with the help of IT experts to tackle such cases effectively.

The Delhi Police in their Annual Press Conference, 2018, stated that they are focusing to combat cases ranging from complex hacking to illegal cryto-currency and crypto-ponzi cases. 

The Delhi Police has already started short listing police personnel with IT background for sending them to the cyber unit.

This emaciated unit is up against social networking crime, credit card frauds, identity & data theft, phishing scams, online sexual harassment, online gambling, human trafficking, distribution of child pornography and hacking of every possible sort.

Delhi Police who was sitting like a duck for any cyber crime last year has planned to recruit staff this year after getting sanctioned from Union Ministry. "As there is a staff crunch in the cyber cell unit, the government has sanctioned sufficient number of posts. We are already in the process of recruiting for them," said Satish Golcha, Special Commissioner of Police, Crime.

There are five crore mobile phone connections in the capital (Delhi Government statistical data of 2017), which breaks down to nearly three mobile phone connections per individual. More than 80 per cent of the urban population access Internet through their phones.

Recently, the Delhi Police purchased six forensic softwares, worth Rs 1.3 crore, for its cyber cell unit. It is meant to help investigators scrutinise data from an electronic device.

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