OdishaLIVE Bureau

Cybercrime, or computer oriented crime involves a computer and a network. The computer may have been used in the commission of a crime, or it may be the target.

 What is Cyber Crime?

Cybercrimes can be defined as: “Offences that are committed against individuals or groups of individuals with a criminal motive to intentionally harm the reputation of the victim or cause physical or mental harm, or loss, to the victim directly or indirectly, using modern telecommunication networks such as Internet (networks including but not limited to Chat rooms, emails, notice boards and groups) and mobile phones (Bluetooth/SMS/MMS)”.

The Harm

Cybercrime may threaten a person or a nation’s security and financial health. Issues surrounding these types of crimes have become high-profile, particularly those surrounding hacking, copyright infringement, unauthorised mass surveillance, sextortion, child pornography and child grooming among others.

Training Workshop on Cyber Crime

A total of 70 officers from the rank of SP to S.I from all over the State are attending the workshop. Known cyber expert Ishan Sinha will train the officers in various new techniques of Cyber Crime investigation.

While inaugurating the training workshop on Cyber Crime, Dr. R.P. Sharma, DGP said “At present there are four Cyber Police Stations in the State at Cuttack, Berhampur, Rourkela and Sambalpur. Three Cyber Police Stations will be opened at Jeypore, Balasore and Bhubaneswar.”

“The State Police will substantially increase number of trained officers and infrastructure to deal with Cyber Crime. This highly specialised two days training programme for the officers of State Police has been organised by CID-Crime Branch.” DGP Sharma adds further.

The Domain

The topics from the training workshop include Social media monitoring, Suspect Tracking, Cyber Overt/Covert Operations, Anonymity and breaking Anonymity, Identification of Malware signature. The participants will also be trained in Forensics and Counter Intelligence, Darknet & Counter Darknet, terrorism, Encryption and Tracking, Counter Espionage, Investigation & Data Analysis.

While addressing the participants Santosh Upadhayay, ADGP, CID-Crime Branch said that Cyber Crime is one of the most emerging fields and we have to upgrade the skills of our officers to improve investigation skills for detection and prevention of Cyber Crimes.

Mr. Arun Bothra, IG, CID-Crime, Mr. Ghanshyam Upadhyay, IGP Intelligence, Mr. Himanshu Lal, DIG, STF, CID CB, Mr. Rajesh Pandit, SP CID CB and Mr. Satyajit Nayak, SP, STF also attended the programme.