Unable to detect Cyber-related cases, the Goa Police has now sought the help of Engineering and IIT students to detect such crimes.
Goa Police organised a program called Goa Police Hackathon 2022, a 48 Hours Hackathon for all Goan Engineering and IIT students at Farmagudi incoordination with GEC and IIT Farmagudi to take their technical skill help in better policing.
Total of 53 students participated.
The programme started on 10 Sept and will conclude today.
The prize money is First Prize – 25000, Second Prize – 15000, Third Prize – 10000.
Briefing the media Director General of Police Jaspal Singh said in today’s world, Cybercrime has no limit and no Geography.
“The criminals show expertise, loot people, hack their accounts, and grab money. The mobile users fall into their traps, and while responding, if they click on their appeals messages the next moment, the bank accounts of mobile users become empty,” he said.
On the CCTV system, a system camera must detect and inform criminals of the Police centre in real-time.
“There are so many kinds of Cyber Crimes for which police lack the technical expertise hence the Goa Police Department launched an initiative to take the assistance of IIT, Engineering graduates having skills who can find a solution to detect and control growing cyber crimes by using and sharing their knowlegde,” he said.
He said, “We held a hackathon in seven fields asking technical students to find solutions encouraging them Use coding & logical skills to solve core policing problems. Design scalable solutions to boost police efficiency”.
The students were given challenges to help police in Facial Recognition, Malware Analysis and Investigation Decoding Virtual Number, Dark web / Social Media Monitoring through OSINT Ethical Hacking for Vulnerability Assessment Open Ended Problem, DGP said.
He said Goa Police also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IIT and Bits Pilani for a contribution toward crime detection. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant also stressed such an initiative.