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‘E-RAKSHA BANDHAN’, ONLINE TRAINING ON CYBER CRIMES

‘E-RAKSHA BANDHAN’, ONLINE TRAINING ON CYBER CRIMES

Context

Andhra Pradesh launched ‘E-Raksha Bandhan’.

Details

  • It aims to create awareness among the public on Cyber Crimes across the State, through a video link.
  • About 1 lakh women, girls and the general public would be trained through ‘E-Raksha Bandhan’ up to August 31.
  • Webinars, workshops, debates, essay writing, quiz and slogan writing competitions will be conducted every day.
  • Various stakeholders such as Andhra Pradesh Police, Crime Investigation Department (CID), FM Radio, Cyber Crime Prevention Against Women and Children (CCPWC), Cyber Peace Foundation and other organisations are organizing awareness drives.

About Cyber Crime

  • It is a crime that involves a computer and a network.
  • It  may threaten a person or a nation's security and financial health.
  • It covers crimes like phishing, credit card frauds, bank robbery, illegal downloading, industrial espionage, child pornography, kidnapping children via chat rooms, scams, cyber terrorism, creation and/or distribution of viruses and Spams etc.

Cyber Crime in India

  • In 2018, about 27 thousand cases of cyber crimes were recorded in the country.
  • As per a report Indian consumers had lost over 18 billion U.S. dollars due to cyber crimes in 2017.

Cyber Crime Portal in India

  • It is an initiative of Government of India to facilitate victims/complainants to report cyber crime complaints online.
  • It caters to cyber crime complaints only with special focus on cyber crimes against women and children.

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