Aizawl, April 28: According to the Director General of Police (DGP) Devesh Chandra Srivastava, the number of cybercrime cases in Mizoram has increased considerably. The state police have registered over 1,033 cybercrime cases so far, and at least 54 people have been arrested in connection with these crimes. Of those arrested, 16 have already been convicted.
During the inaugural function of a 3-day Hackathon event, Srivastava explained that cybercrime such as financial fraud, sexual cyber harassment, child pornography, and illegal activities through the dark web has increased not only in Mizoram but also in all parts of the world.
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He also discussed various issues related to cyber security, drug trafficking, human trafficking, and Aizawl city traffic management that require urgent attention.
The Hackathon event was organised jointly by the state police and the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Aizawl, to create ideas for smart policing. The event was graced by state Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati. Participants were tasked with providing ideas and solutions to address the day-to-day challenges faced by the police.
Cybercrime is a growing concern in many parts of the world, and Mizoram is no exception. With the rise of technology and the increasing use of the internet, cybercriminals are finding new ways to carry out their illegal activities.
Therefore, it is crucial for law enforcement agencies to keep up with the latest technology and ensure that they have the necessary resources to fight cybercrime effectively.
The Hackathon event is a step in the right direction. By bringing together experts from the police department and the technology industry, the event provides an opportunity to develop innovative solutions to tackle cybercrime.
It is essential to have such events to encourage collaboration between different sectors to address the growing threat of cybercrime.
The increase in cybercrime cases in Mizoram is a cause for concern, and it is crucial to take action to address the issue. The Hackathon event organised by the state police and NIT, Aizawl, is an excellent initiative to find innovative solutions to tackle cybercrime and other pressing issues. With continued efforts and collaboration, it is possible to combat cybercrime effectively and ensure the safety and security of citizens.