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Only 1 percent of Andhra Pradesh cops aware of cybercrimes, says DGP

Only 1 Per Cent Of The Police Personnel In Andhra Pradesh Are Aware Of Cybercrimes, Said DGP N Sambasiva Rao On Monday.

PTI | Updated on: 06 Dec 2016, 12:27:02 AM
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Only 1 per cent of the police personnel in Andhra Pradesh are aware of cybercrimes, said DGP N Sambasiva Rao on Monday.

Andhra Pradesh has about 65,000-strong force, but there are doubts whether even 1 per cent of the personnel are aware of criminal activities carried out by means of computers or the Internet, he said.

Rao was speaking after inaugurating a seven-day workshop on Cyber Security and Ethical Hacking, organised by the Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering, Andhra University College of Engineering.

Nearly 99 per cent of the personnel in the force are not trained to investigate or deal with cyber crimes, he said.

A high-tech lab, which will have facilities to detect various types of cyber crime and track cyber criminals will be set up in Visakhapatnam with an estimated cost of Rs 20 crore, the DGP added.

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First Published : 06 Dec 2016, 12:24:00 AM

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