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`Cyber crime increasing in India at fast clip`

The Union Home Ministry would like to work with the NASSCOM in the area of cyber crime, Home Minister P Chidambaram said.

Mumbai: The Union Home Ministry would like
to work with the National Association of Software and Services
Companies (NASSCOM) in the area of cyber crime, which is
growing very fast, Home Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday said

He gave away NASSCOM Global Leadership Awards at a
function here this evening.

"In 2009, there were 2,866 reported incidents of cyber
crime in India. The US-based Internet Crime Control Centre has
said that India ranks fifth in number of cyber crimes. Every
year cyber crime in India is going up at the rate of 50 per
cent. Over the last five years, around 9,000 Indian websites
were hacked," Chidambaram said.

NASSCOM and Data Security Council of India (DSCI) had
prepared a detailed project report to set up cyber forensic
labs across the country, he said.

"The idea is to set up cyber crime police stations and
cyber forensic labs all over the country. We would also like
to set up a national research centre for cyber forensics in
the country, for which we would like to work together with


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