INDIAN CYBERCRIME CO CENTRE (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Internal Security)

News-CRUX-10     8th December 2023        
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Context: Recently, the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) took action based on inputs from the Indian Cyber Coordination Centre (I4C) by blocking over 100 websites engaged in organized investment and task-based, part-time job frauds, most of which were operated by overseas entities.


Indian Cybercrime Coordination Centre (I4C)

  • About: it is an initiative of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India to deal with cyber crime in the country in a coordinated and comprehensive manner.
  • Aim: to provide a framework and eco-system for Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) for dealing with Cybercrime in a coordinated and comprehensive manner.

oI4C is envisaged to act as the nodal point to curb Cybercrime in the country.

  • Focus: On tackling all the issues related to Cybercrime for the citizens, which includes improving coordination between various Law Enforcement Agencies and the stakeholders.
  • Objectives of I4C

oTo act as a nodal point to curb Cybercrime in the country.

oTo strengthen the fight against Cybercrime committed against women and children.

oFacilitate easy filing Cybercrime related complaints and identifying Cybercrime trends and patterns.

oTo act as an early warning system for Law Enforcement Agencies for proactive Cybercrime prevention and detection.

oAwareness creation among public about preventing Cybercrime.

oAssist States/UTs in capacity building of Police Officers, Public Prosecutors and Judicial Officers in the area of cyber forensic, investigation, cyber hygiene, cyber-criminology, etc.

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