India to have NCCC as Internet scanning agency for eyeing on web accounts
Internet is becoming a vast center of knowledge but recently US agencies have started spying into web accounts and data to silently collect information from the users under PRISM programme. Now India is also in queue to establish its own multi-agency body as National Cyber Coordination Centre (NCCC) to spy on Internet accounts of Indians.
According to a recent report by TheHindu, the Indian Government is in plan to create Indian multi-agency as National Cyber Coordination Centre (NCCC) which would carry out real-time assessment of cyber security threats and generate actionable reports/alerts for proactive actions by law enforcement agencies.
The report lights that by establishing a federal Internet scanning agency, the Government would have direct access to all Internet accounts including email, blogs or even social networking data such as from Facebook and Twitter. But still, the Government would not officially declare the fact of spying the Internet data.
According to a secret government note leaked by the news source, the NCCC will be designed to collect, integrate and scan Internet traffic data from major Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The data will be collected at a centralized location for analysis, international gateway traffic and domestic traffic will also be aggregated separately. The NCCC will be a collective body under Department of Electronics and IT, with the inclusion of all major government spy and technical agencies. As per an estimation, the NCCC would have a set up cost of around Rs.1,000 crore.
Some of the key government agencies will be a part of the NCCC include the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS), Intelligence Bureau (IB), Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), DIARA, Army, Navy, Air Force, and Department of Telecommunications.