‘@CyberDost’: MHA’s Twitter handle educates citizens about cyber crime

‘@CyberDost’: MHA’s Twitter handle educates citizens about cyber crime
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JAMMU: To spread awareness about cyber crimes and precautions to be taken, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India has launched ‘@CyberDost’, Twitter handle where pertinent posts are being placed regularly. “General public and government employees will be immensely benefitted if they follow the Twitter handle,” an official handout read.
“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, possibility of cyber crimes is also increasing. The Twitter handle is educating people about various channels through which complaints about cyber crimes can be filed and makes people aware of their duties regarding misuse of cyber space by some people in the country,” read the handout.
The handle will also mitigate possibilities of disruption in normal business activities or losses due to cyber crimes, it read further.
“Government of India is committed to create an ecosystem to prevent and control cyber crimes. The information which is being shared on the handle will enhance basic knowledge of the followers about the cyber crimes and precautionary measures to be taken to prevent such crime,” the handout added.
General public can make use of the twitter handle @CyberDost to register complaints about cyber crimes.