Indian Government Inaugurates National Crypto Forensic Lab

Indian Government Launches Crypto Forensics Lab

The government of India has constituted a national cyber forensics lab which also includes a cryptocurrency forensic lab to perform crypto-related analytics.

According to India’s Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh who inaugurated the agencies, the cyber forensic unit is the first Cybercrime Protection Awareness and Detection Centre (Cypad) in the country and will feature a Delhi Police cybercime unit to deal with cyber fraud including those involving cryptocurrencies.

Delhi Police Commissioner, Amulya Patnaik listed the constituting units of Cypad to include forensics labs for “memory forensics, image enhancement, network forensics, malware, cryptocurrency, damaged hard disks and advanced forensics”; all aimed at detecting cyber fraud.

We are now equipped with technology to recover data from damaged hard disks, cryptocurrency analysis, malware forensic and data can be retrieved from 33,000 kinds of mobile models available in the market. Cyber experts will train our staff, Patnaik said.

Cypad aims to provide cyber investigation, forensics, cyber safety and other security-related services to its citizens as the Minister remarks “cybercrime is the biggest threat to digital India.”

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