Cyber Cell launches new cyber security website
Taking stock of the barrage of cyber attacks in Delhi and the evolving contagious trend of ransomware attacks in the world, the cyber crime cell unit of Delhi Police have developed a "one stop solution" for cyber attacks and launched the website on cyber security on Wednesday.
The Commissioner of Police Amulya Patnaik officially launched the website by the domain name -www.cybercelldelhi.in at the NDMC Convention Centre in the presence of the top brass of Delhi Police and more than 200 computer teachers from several schools.
"We thought of creating an information base to help the citizens access and find out various aspects of cyber crime. It is a very important day for us as we are making a humble effort to sensitize people on cyber crime," said the Commissioner of Police Amulya Patnaik.
The website developed under the supervision of Special commissioner of Police, Economic Offences Wing (EOW) Balaji Srivastava, was a collaborative effort by the Jt CP (EOW) Arun Kampani and DCP Anyesh Roy who had taken the stock of the rising complaints in cyber crime related cases and decided to come up with an information centre which will aim to educate the citizens of the different types of cyber crime and how one can shield themselves from the ever evolving attacks.
"There has been a tectonic shift in cyber crime. It is not a question of if anymore, but a question of when. Geography is now history and reality is virtual," said Special Commissioner of Police Balaji Srivastava.
The website will also demystify cyber crime, as several cyber frauds and the modus operandi used by cyber criminals have also been updated in it.
The site has listed the following under the list of cyber crimes -E-mail Hacking, fake social media sites, debit/credit card frauds, lottery scams, fake insurance schemes, e-theft and online cheating, ATM theft, Bitcoin related scams and ransomware.
The site will also provide a much-needed relief to the victims who have hitherto been confused by the myriad nature of the crime, as a detailed process of how to report the crime and the list of documents needed for the specific crime will also be provided.
Even though many teachers had expressed their apprehensions with the initiative as they aired their grievances pertaining to the timely action against the cyber criminals with one participant claiming that the initiative tackles a few "bad leaves" and not clean the roots.
"The root cause of cyber crime is ignorance and we have started this initiative to make people aware of this crime. The main aim of the website is to protect, detect and respond," DCP Cyber Cell Anyesh Roy said.