Hyderabad: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said he had given instructions to officials of his ministry to formulate an effective counter-strategy to deal with the menace of cyber crime.
"Cyber crime not only has local but global impact. I have given directives in my department to formulate an effective prevention strategy to prevent cyber crime," Singh said at the passing out parade of police officers at the Sardar Vallabhbai Patel National Police Academy on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
From a mere 23 incidents of cyber crime in 2004, the number has jumped to a whooping 72,000 in the country in a decade, say reports.
In just the first five-months this year, government's cyber security arm Computer Emergency Response Team-India (CERT-In) indicates that 62,189 cyber security incidents were reported.