Maharashtra to set up five more cyber cells

Last Updated: Friday, March 30, 2012 - 21:52

Mumbai: In a bid to curb cyber crimes, the
Maharashtra government on Friday announced that it would set up
five more cyber cells in the state.

"Five more cyber cells would be set in Nagpur,
Aurangabad, Nashik, Pune and Kolhapur to curb cyber crimes
like data theft, hacking among others," Minister of State for
Home Satej Patil said in the Legislative Council.

Opposition leader Vinod Tawade had raised the issue of
growing menace of cyber crimes and pointed out that the
website of Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University was recently
hacked by hackers from Pakistan.

Replying to Tawade`s charge, Patil said, "Prime facie it
was revealed that the IP addresses of the hackers were traced
to Karachi and Lahore in Pakistan and further investigations
were on,".

At present, cyber cells are functional in Mumbai, Navi
Mumbai and Thane, he added.

PTI



First Published: Friday, March 30, 2012 - 21:52

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