In a significant move to counter growing Chinese penetration into Vietnam’s virtual world, India is planning to set up a hi-tech Cyber Forensic Laboratory named after former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in Hanoi.
The new set-up -- Indira Gandhi Hi-tech Cyber Laboratory -- would have complete forensic workstations, including several portable ones equipped with best technological solutions, to handle new age crime in the eighth most populous Asian country that would host 2019 Asian Games.
India has been working closely with Hanoi to combat the criminal misuse of cyber and wireless facilities. Earlier, an expert team had provided hands-on training to Vietnamese police officers.
Last month, Chinese hackers had targeted the police department functioning under the Ministry of Public Security of Vietnam. Hundreds of Vietnamese websites, including that of government departments and sensitive agencies, fell prey to Chinese hackers in 2011 as well.
The proposed Indian lab would detect the remote agents on computers and locate the origin of such malware and spyware-laced e-mails.
It would provide assistance to the Vietnamese Police in investigating such crimes and also have an exclusive Cellphone Forensic Unit (CPFU) equipped to extract data from Chinese phones, in case of any criminal misuse.
Unlike popular software used to extract data, the CPFU would have an advanced version for forensic examination of data.