| 21st century has brought rapid advances in internet and telecommunication technologies. Even the poorest of poor has benefited from these rapid advancement of technology. Unfortunately, many of the attributes of these new technologies – low cost, ease of use and anonymous nature – make them attractive media for fraudulent scams, transmission of pornography, child sexual exploitation and “Cyberstalking”. Terrorist also use the cyber media of facilitate terrorist crimes like the 26/11 attack. One of the biggest threats to National Security is the ability of some of the foreign powers to enter into our networks and steal or destroy data and incapacitate our systems.
Recognizing the seriousness of cyber threats, CID West Bengal has developed a Cyber Crime Unit under the Special Operation Group (SOG). For Scientific Analysis of such threats a Computer Crime Analysis Lab (CCAB) has also been set up. This Lab will have the ability to handle cases pertaining to hacking, spread of virus, pornography, manipulation of accounts, alteration of data, software piracy, creation of false websites, printing of counterfeit currency, forged visas, theft of intellectual property, email spamming, denial of access, password theft, crimes with cell phones and palmtops, cyber terrorism and the transmission of secret codes concealed in pictures.
The fight against Cyber Crime requires the highest level of expertise. However, in addition to this there should be awareness among members of public about seriousness of Cyber Crime. It is with this objective that the CID Website has been created.