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As Congress twitter accounts hacked, cyber crime up 26 times in decade

As many as 11,592 cases of cyber crime were reported across India in 2015

Abheet Singh Sethi 

As many as 11,592 cases of cyber crime were reported across India in 2015, nearly 26 times more than a decade ago in 2006 when 453 cases were reported, according to data released by the National Crime Records Bureau. The Indian National Congress raised the issue of digital security after its mail server and many email and Twitter accounts–including the party’s and its vice president Rahul Gandhi’s official Twitter accounts–were hacked. The hacking came on December 1, 2016–a day after Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter account was breached. A series of ...

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First Published: Sun, December 04 2016. 14:55 IST
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