Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has launched Twitter account @CyberDost to spread awareness about cybercrimes and normal precautions to be taken. It is aimed at enhancing people’s basic knowledge about cybercrimes and precautions to be taken for prevention.
This twitter handle will educate people about various channels through which complaints about cyber-crimes can be filed and makes people aware of their duties regarding the misuse of cyberspace by some people in the country.
It will also help to mitigate possibilities of disruption in normal business activities or losses due to cyber-crimes by creating the ecosystem to prevent and control cyber-crimes. The information shared on this handle will enhance basic knowledge of followers about cyber-crimes and precautionary measures to be taken to prevent such crime.
The information and communication technology is being used in all walks of public life including banking, transport, airlines, railways, power and other sectors. With enhanced use of technology for day to day activities, a possibility of cyber-crimes is also increasing.
Capacity building and public awareness are critical components for obviating impact of cybercrimes and creating a suitable climate for trust-based transactions. Government is committed to creating the ecosystem to prevent and control cybercrimes to mitigate the possibility of disruption in normal business activities or losses due to cybercrimes.