Cyber crime is faceless and borderless: Rajnath

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that cyber crime is the biggest challenge these days with the development and access to technology across the globe.

Addressing the 8th ASSOCHAM International Security Summit held here, Singh expressed his deep concern over the exponential growth in the figures of cyber crime.

He said that earlier the crime used to originate from land, water and air. In the 20th century, the dimension of space was added to it.

“But now days, the cyber crime is showing exponential growth in its number, which is a matter of serious concern, keeping in view the reach of mobile phones and internet across the globe including the far-flung areas. The main problem with cyber crime is its detection and prosecution, as it is faceless and borderless,” he added.

The Minister said that the cyber space is being used to radicalise the minds of youth. He said the Expert Group constituted in the Ministry of Home Affairs to prepare a roadmap for effectively tackling cyber crimes in the country has recommended setting up an Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) to fight against cyber crimes in the country.

He said that with the increasing inter-connectivity in the world, the challenges will come and we must find ways to tackle these challenges and address the security loopholes in the networks. (ANI)