India blocks 500 apps over spoofing concerns
On the recommendation of the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C), Union Home Minister Amit Shah stated on Tuesday that more than 500 Internet-based applications had been blocked.
Mr. Shah discussed the I4C’s operations with Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla and mentioned that the center had created an analytical analysis of the strategies utilized in the top 50 cyberattacks in the country.
Nearly 70% of the criminal justice system, which includes prisons and courts, will be online in the coming days thanks to the government’s numerous cyber security initiatives, he added.
He added that 13 crore hits were registered on this portal since its launch in January 2020, and that more than 20 lakh cybercrime complaints and more than 40,000 FIRs have been filed on the website cybercrime.gov.in.
According to him, 16 597 police stations are directly registering 100% of FIRs on the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS)There are currently 28.98 crore police records in the CCTNS National Databases.
He added that the 1930 cyber fraud helpline should be promoted so that victims of online fraud have a better chance of recovering their money.
In the event that a victim of financial fraud reports the incidence as soon as possible by contacting the toll-free number 1930, agencies have the power to freeze the SIM card and the bank account used in the crime. If a complaint is made right away, the chances of getting the money back are higher. In conversation with a group of reporters, Mr. Shah stated, “We are making a provision to also freeze mobile handsets involved in such fraud.
He claimed that more than 250 banks and financial intermediaries have signed up for the helpline and the website cybercrime.gov.in and that 235 crore rupees that cybercriminals had stolen from more than 1.33 lakh people have so far been recovered.
According to the Minister, there are currently 13 lakh offenders listed in the National Database of Sexual Offenders (NDSO), a searchable database of criminals convicted of sexual offenses like rape, molestation, stalking, and child abuse. “This includes the offenders’ names, addresses, pictures, and fingerprint information. In order to stop further crimes it aids in the identification and verification of sexual offenders.
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Mr. Shah claims that the NDOFO (National Database of Offenses of Foreign Origin) is a database of foreigners who have been accused of or found guilty of crimes in India. It was introduced on January 20. According to him, all police stations and law enforcement agencies can access the NDOFO system which he described as a “one-stop solution” for information on all international criminals.
Author: Varsha Kumari