India saw 457% rise in cybercrime in five years: Study
India has witnessed a 457% rise in cybercrime incidents under the Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000 from the year 2011 to 2016, a recent ASSOCHAM-NEC joint study said.
Symantec Corp ranked India among top five countries to be affected by cyber crime, between 2012-17, the number of internetusers grew at a CAGR of 44%, of which India is placed third after US and China.
Using latest technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Facial Recognition, IoT etc., to identify and catch suspects/criminals, have gained much awareness among various law enforcement agencies. However, the implementation of these technologies is not on a national level but on a state level, which makes it crucial for the central government to fund and support state level law enforcement agencies to utilize technologies to upgrade their policing methods, noted the study.
Indian government and multiple law enforcement agencies have taken lead in curbing growing cyber crime.
State government and State police are developing new anti-cyber crime measures and gathering methods to tackle it with the help of central government and private organizations.