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‘Cyber-terror cases went down to 12 in 2019 from 21 in 2018, as per NCRB data’ | India News

NEW DELHI: Cyber-terror cases – or cases registered under Section 66F of the Information Technology Act across the country – went down to 12 in 2019 from 21 in 2018, according to NCRB data cited by the home ministry in reply to a Lok Sabha query on Tuesday. Interestingly, not a single person was convicted in a cyber-terror case over the past five years.
Between 2015 and 2019, 71 cyber-terror cases were registered, with 12 cases filed in 2019, 21 in 2018, 13 in 20178, 12 in 2016 and 13 in 2015. Among the states, Tamil Nadu reported the highest cyber-terror cases under Section 66F of IT Act (17), followed by UP with 14 cases, Assam with 12 and Himachal with 5.
MoS (home) Nityanand Rai, in reply to another question, informed the House that over 93,000 cybercrime cases were registered between 2017 and 2019.
He quoted figures of the NCRB to state that cybercrime cases registered in 2017, 2018 and 2019 were 21796, 27248 and 44546 respectively.
The minister said the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) is serving as the national agency for responding to cybersecurity incidents as per provisions of Section 70B of the Information Technology Act, 2000.
The CERT-In receives inputs from its situational awareness systems and threat intelligence sources about malware infections in networks of entities across sectors.
Whenever any incident comes to the notice of CERT-In, it issues alerts and advisories to the entities concerned and sectoral Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) for remedial measures, he said.

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