Indian law enforcement up against cyber criminals who keep upping the stakes (Opinion)

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) With the benefit of the internet and other technologies also comes the obvious flip side — criminal behaviour.

Cyber technology opens new vistas for bad actors, making them conspire and commit crimes more conveniently, each progressive day. Identity of the individual, travel to ground zero and tools of the trade have all become irrelevant. How can anyone, leave alone a government, penetrate the mind of a cybercriminal to prevent a crime?

Tom Cruise’s ‘Minority Report’ notwithstanding, the world is far from reaching an effective remedy. The issue is not just that the impact of a crime is realized and assessed only once it is committed; it is also the issue of ‘crime’, civil wrong and bad behaviour evolving each day. Law enforcement working on robberies and motor vehicle accidents is now probably dumbfounded by the elementary nature of traditional crimes.

Please click here to read the full article by Sajai Singh, published in ians live.