• November 30, 2020

Indian Government launches Crypto Forensic Lab

Indian Government launches Crypto Forensic Lab

The government of India has launched a national level crypto forensic lab which will guard against any cyber crimes related to cryptocurrencies.

With digital sector growing at rapid pace in India, it becomes very essential to protect the system which rely on the digital system. Particularly due to anonymous nature of cryptocurrencies, miscreants are finding a backdoor to misuse for various illegal purposes.

In order to combat the aforementioned issues, the government of India has set up a national cyber forensic lab. This unit was inaugurated by India’s Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh on Monday.

Also in collaboration with Delhi Police Cybercrime unit called the Cyber Protection Awareness and Detection Center (Cypad) is created. As the name suggests, the firm will serve as both guarding agents against crypto crimes as well as educating the citizens about crimes.

As per reports published on The Hindu, this is first of its kind which will serve as cybercrime awareness and detection center in the country. Also, the salient features of this center includes “memory forensics lab, image enhancement lab, network forensics lab, malware forensics lab, cryptocurrency forensics lab, damaged hard disk and advanced mobile forensics lab “

Furthermore, the article quoted that

We are now equipped with technology to recover data from damaged hard disks, cryptocurrency analysis, malware forensic and data can be retrieved from 33,000 kinds of mobile models available in the market. Cyberexperts will train our staff.

Detailing on the services provided by Cypad, the article highlighted that it
aims to provide “cyber investigation, cyber forensics, cyber safety and security-related services to the citizens as well as to police units and agencies of Delhi” .

Very recently we saw that crime branch has busted a gang involved in crypto scam of around $14 million. Centers like these will help the police department in tackling various such cyber crimes.

On the ending note, Mr. Singh mentioned that “cybercrime is the biggest threat to digital India”. Also highlighted that “Cypad will deal with cryptocurrency fraud and international tech-supported frauds”.

What are your thoughts on this new center launched by Indian government? Let us know in comment below.

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