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Introducing ‘I4C Lab’ – India’s 1st Dedicated Lab to Investigate Cyber Crimes & Crypto Scams

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Early this week, India’s Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, inaugurated a national cyber forensic lab called Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) as part of the efforts of India to step up the fight against Internet-based criminals, which will be operated by Delhi police forces and later to other states police.

It is being said that this is the first time that such a dedicated cyber lab has been created in India to enhance its cybercrime fighting capabilities.

I4C will have equipment to deal with memory forensics, image enhancement, network forensics, malware forensics, crypto-currency forensics, recovery of damaged hard drives and advanced mobile forensics.

The lab includes a particular unit focused on cryptocurrencies, after years of problems caused by scammers and hackers using the emerging technology to commit a crime and exploit people.

The lab is also equipped with a Cyber Simulation Training and Open Source Threat Analytics, where students from IITs and other IT institutes can train alongside Delhi Police officers.

“We are now equipped with technology to recover data from damaged hard disks, cryptocurrency analysis, malware forensic and data can be retrieved from 33,000 kinds of mobile models available in the market,” the Hindu quotes Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik said in an interview.

Located in Delhi’s Dwarka, I4C will also function as an all-India base to deal and coordinate with cyber threats, where nation-wide information will be generated and stored at the National Cyber Reporting Portal.

The police units in other Indian states will have access to the I4C lab and can get their forensic samples analysed for a quicker probe.

Teams stationed at the lab will work in coordination with other law-enforcement agencies across the country.

Source – Times of India

# Top featured image is representative and not an actual photo of the I4C lab. (Source)

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