AP IT Minister expresses concern over Blue Whale Challenge, urges Centre to chalk out solution

ANI | Updated: Sep 29, 2017 20:13 IST

Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) [India] September 29 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Information Technology (IT) Minister Nara Lokesh on Friday urged the Centre to chalk out a solution to combat the fatal Blue Whale Challenge.

Lokesh said the infamous challenge might jeopardize future of the youth of nation.

Lokesh today held a review meeting with IT department officials at the state secretariat and discussed setting up of Andhra Pradesh Cyber Security Operation Center.

"The cyber crimes are increasing worldwide. As many as 12 persons per second are getting affected by these crimes. Cyber attacks on government data through ransom ware are rampant. Andhra Pradesh Government is ahead in IT usage, thus prone to such attacks," he said.

Lokesh further said that in order to secure the data of the government and general public, Andhra Pradesh Cyber Security Operation Center should be set up with software security and data security as prime focal points.

"Proper study should be done and the center should be setup as soon as possible. While designing Cyber security policy, guidance and advice of police department be taken in order to tackle and control cyber crimes," Lokesh asserted.

He suggested that the center should be able to assess such threats beforehand and prevent them. (ANI)