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Home Ministry’s Cyber ​​Crime Wing Launches ‘Pratibimb’ for Real-Time Tracking of Cybercriminals: Report

The Cyber ​​Crime Coordination Center (I4C) of India’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has launched a Geographic Information System (GIS)-based software called ‘Pratibimb’ to help police officers crack down on cyber criminal networks, according to a report by The New Indian Express. Pratibimb will enable law enforcement agencies to map and track the locations of active mobile numbers used for criminal activities. The MHA has also issued instructions to government agencies to take action against 12 cybercrime hotspots for targeted action. MediaNama could not find any details about Pratibimb on either the MHA or the I4C website. We have sent queries to the ministry regarding the implementation of the project and this copy will be updated as soon as we receive a response. Joint Cyber ​​Crime Coordination Team: The I4C also oversees the Joint Cyber ​​Crime Coordination Team (JCCT), which plays an important role in sharing information such as name, place of residence, mobile numbers and case details of arrested cyber criminals between various states/UTs. In June 2023, the MHA had issued a notice defining the roles and responsibilities of seven JCCTs, including facilitating joint identification, prioritization and preparation of multi-state action against cybercrime. The seven JCCTs are regionally defined, including Mewat, Jamtara, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Vishakhapatnam and Guwahati. Real-time information sharing to combat cybercrime: In March 2024, the Ministry of Communications launched a Digital Intelligence Platform (DIP) to enable telecom companies, law enforcement agencies, financial institutions, document issuing authorities and social media platforms to exchange and share information cybercrime information…