Cyber crime biggest challenge for India: Rajnath

Cyber space is increasingly being used to radicalise young minds, he said addressing a security meet organised by ASSOCHAM here.

PTI| Updated: Mar 11, 2016, 21:46 PM IST

New Delhi: Terming cyber crime as the biggest challenge for the country, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the cyber space is increasingly being used to radicalise young minds.

"Cyber crime is the biggest challenge these days with development and access to technology across the globe. Cyber space is increasingly being used to radicalise young minds," he said addressing a security meet organised by ASSOCHAM here.

Singh expressed deep concern over the exponential growth in the figures of cyber crime. Earlier, the crime used to originate from land, water and air but now it emanates from cyber space too.

"In the 20th century, the dimension of space was added to it. But now a days, cyber crime is showing exponential growth in its number, which is a matter of serious concern," he said.

The Home Minister said that in view of the reach of mobile phones and internet across the globe, including the far-flung areas, the main problem with cyber crime is its detection and prosecution, as it is faceless and borderless.

Singh said an expert group has been constituted in the Home Ministry to prepare a roadmap for effectively tackling cyber crimes in the country.

It has recommended setting up of an Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) to fight cyber crimes, he said.

"With increasing inter-connectivity in the world, the challenges will come and we must find ways to tackle these challenges and address the security loopholes in the networks," he said.