Rendering to the figures, about 10,419 cases were recorded under the Information Technology (IT) Act between the time-period from January 2012 to June 2017.
The absence of manpower and know-how to deal with the danger is accountable for the steady rise of cybercrime in the city, and likewise the fall in uncovering rate, exposed data from Maharastra Police.
Of the 10, 419 cases, 3,167 have been noticed, tapping the regular detection rate for six years at 30%. Distressingly, 72% of the 10,419 cases are in the IT Act deliver with the IPC. In these cases, the recognition rate has diminished from 57% in 2012 to 25% in 2017.
Cyber professional named Vijay Mukhi stated
“Our cops are not trained well. Secondly, I blame the government for not having special courts for cyber crime. The cyber -security business is not trained and there is a terrible need for a cyber-security eco-system. Corporates do not file a FIR and spend money separately to recover their systems when they should file cases so that the blamed are sentenced.”
Moreover, another Cyber-crime expert and high court solicitor Prashant Mali said,
“There is a lack of organization between the police section of different states. There is poor or no cyber intelligence. They lack drill and understanding in managing electronic evidence. Often, finding IP addresses in a different country involves the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT), which is a lengthy process. Strictly trained officers are transferred to physical security postings. Due to numerous reasons, there are instances where the police refused to file a FIR, which is luckless as these crimes go unreported.”
Another expert, Ritesh Bhatia said
“We need a separate cyber force where transfers take place within the department. Frequent transfers is also an issue. Most of the cases are of vishing and card cloning (ATM card frauds) where accused are Indians from other states, but many of them are not detected.”
Cops stare at techniques to control cyber menace
Maharashtra police are eyeing at three ways to restraint cyber crime. It’s strategies to have a cyber police station in all regions, cyber labs in all areas and appliance the Cyber Security Project (CSP) in the following four years.
Deputy Commissioner of Cyber Police named Balsing Rajput established that the four-pronged scheme was ongoing from last year and is aimed to be concluded in the next four years. In India, only Maharashtra has a cyber-police station in the piece district. Added, Mumbai will have five cyber police stations soon. The administrators will be proficient to inspect complicated cases.
This is shadowed by cyber workrooms, fortified with high-end hardware and software tools, in each of the regions for numeral scientific analysis. These labs will help gather indication from mobile phones, CDs, Call Data Records (CDR) and social media.
The first module of CSP is a Central Processing Laboratory, a singularly devoted network, which will organize with the district-level labs and knob the intricate cases.
The second module is a prognostic police unit, which will meet all information related to cyber crime from police classes and all social media stages to predict and take events to avert cyber crime.
The third module is to shape a Maharashtra Cyber security center of fineness were police officers, government officials like prosecutors and community will be explained on cyber security and mindfulness.
The fourth component will be tutoring where high-end theoretical knowledge will be delivered to government officers, police and students. This will be an abstract education which might be a six month or one year sequence.
Former Maharashtra DGP D. Sivanandhan said,
“This cyber crime statistics with the state is just the tip of the ice berg. The actual cases are much more in number. People, corporates, and banks are not coming forward to file FIRs. The police must try to ensure that all cases are reported to them. Cyber-crime will increase even more in future and hence it is going to cost us a lot if we are not able to quickly prepare ourselves to face it. The immediate need would be to train our men to investigate the cases by best in the country. There is a need for all agencies dealing with cyber-crimes to upgrade their capabilities and infrastructure.”