Be updated to beat cyber crime: DySP

Alerting smartphone users on data security and those who take up financial transactions online, Cyber Crime Department, Mysuru, DySP K R Kantharaju noted that unless people are technologically updated it is hard to control Cyber Crime with a stress on financial transactions.

Every day five to eight cases related to cyber crime are booked in Mysuru, however, the number of cases tracked is less owing to poor technology and non co-operation from the internet search engines in investigation. Moreover, catching the cyber crime culprit is not an easy task. Thus, everyone should give importance to security features, he said.

He was speaking at an awareness programme on Cyber Crimes and Cyber Law, jointly organised by CII, Mysuru, in association with SJCE-STEP & JSSCMS at SJCE campus here on Tuesday.

Kantharaju rued that cyber crime was on the rise in India. And it is toughest to track offenders due to their international network. Thus being the scenario, it is near to impossible to secure money lost online, he added.

Further adding he said that Karnataka Cyber Crime was awarded as the Best Detection Department in the country.

“The culprits involved in cybercrime are advanced and added to it laws are not conducive to arrest the offenders more so if the origin of the crime is overseas,” he said.

During his talk he highlighted the modus operandi of the cyber crime culprits.

Bhaskar Kalale, Convenor, IT Panel CII, Mysuru, delivering the keynote address urged the people to constantly monitor the system.

“The culprits are global in nature and have the expertise. Thus one of the ways to beat cyber crime is to be updated with technology and thus protect oneself from hackers. However, there can be no full proof system as criminals are advanced and keep finding newer ways to beat the system. One has to continually update the software,” added Bhaskar.

K S Sudheer, Associate Solicitor, Legal Consultants said that though it was reported that cybercrime was increasing by more than 100 percent every year, many cybercrimes are not being reported. Thus, if we take note of unreported cybercrimes it may cross 1000 percent every year. In the recent past more cyber crimes have been reported from Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Mysuru. In Mysuru alone, the hackers have made away with Rs 60 lakh.”

Cyber Crime Department Inspector H S Renukaradhya said that in a majority of the cases insiders were involved.


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