Cyber crime increasing in India at fast clip: Chidambaram

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 here.

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 Nasscom."

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