Indian National Congress has filed a case in cybercrime after being hacked 26 times. It is registered that all their mail servers, e-mail servers and twitter accounts have been hacked. They also included that Official twitter account of The Vice President of Indian National Congress Rahul Gandhi has also been hacked. This critic has taken place on 1st of Dec.
As a result of this hacking scenario, they also have told that many tweets of explicit words were being used. This case was registered at Delhi police under the cyber cell.
Many questions were raised on this act and among them there was one big question that “What his reaction would be if his own account was hacked, Minister for Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad”. Yes, Minister of Information Technology did reply this on a live interview by CNN and the answer was “If my account was hacked, I would not have made a fuss over it”
But there was a this particular post made by the president of Srilanka, Maithripala Sirisena, which was about the hack that was made into his official account. For which he made a tweet saying “our duty to encourage our youngsters to use their talents ethically”, referring to a student.
There are about 11,592 cases of cybercrime in 2015, 8,045 were filed under the Information Technology (IT) Act, 3,422 under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 125 under Special and Local Laws (SLL).
Around 8,121 people have been arrested on behalf of this in 2015. Which makes it 41% rise from 2014. All these and 36,000 cases have been filed just from 2006 to 2015, in which 24,140 people have been arrested.
The crucial part of this is a 13% of increase in Internet subscribers 302.4 million on March 31, 2015, to 342.7 million on March 31, 2016, as per data tabled in the Lok Sabha.
Precisely the main motivation was on Greed/ financial value that made a path way to cybercrime. Which contributed of one third of cases reported in 2015, with 3,855 cases.
Side by side the Other motivations which were categorized as the second highest was a count of 3,008, followed by fraud/ illegal gain (black money, bribe, etc.) counts 1,119, insult to modesty of women counts 606, sexual exploitation counts 588 and causing disrepute (387).
Uttar Pradesh accounted for 19% of all cybercrime registered in India in 2015 with 2,208 cases–a 27% increase since 2014.
Maharashtra recorded the second highest number of cases with 2,195, followed by Karnataka with 1,447, Rajasthan with 949 and Telangana with 687 cases.
As per the statics around 26,244 cases of website defacement, 9,830 cases of virus/malicious code and 3,673 cases of network scanning/probing were reported to or tracked by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) of the Department of Information Technology in just by 2015.
CERT-In handled 49,455 cyber security threats in 2015–up nearly 11% from 2014.
Lok Shaba has also come up with a percentage of statics report that many Government sites hosted with .gov and nic.inc were also being hacked 2012 to Jan 2015.
Many cybercrime cases have still been traced out. Most of them have been fully forced to shut down. There is way more possibilities of making people who hack into privacy details may end up behind bars.