Maharashtra to set up five more cyber cells



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