Ghaziabad techie, Ishaan Sinha develops software to spot cyber criminals

Ghaziabad, June 28:  Ishaan Sinha, A cyber crime investigator based in Ghaziabad has designed state-of-the-art software for ‘Intelligence Gathering and Tracking’ (IGAT)  to help law enforcement agencies scan the virtual world. He has developed the software to help police crack cases of digital crime such as online stalking, creating fake profiles, spreading online rumours, and supporting banned terror organisations.

The software has already been used by the police departments in Maharashtra, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat, and Punjab.

“We have seen a sharp increase in digital crime and there are no boundaries on the internet. Scanning data on the virtual world is a mammoth task, but this software can help us zero-in on specific users and track a particular group of people,” said a senior Delhi Police officer.

Explaining the salient feature of the programme, Sinha said: “I have been seeing security agencies struggling to get information on the internet. So I designed this unique software which does social media analysis and intelligence gathering in the digital world.”

“This software can even filter out criminals and terrorists from a crowd of million users and the police can then keep a watch on them. The software is being customised as per the demand of the state police,” said Sinha.

He took almost a year to develop the software, which is exclusively available for the law enforcement agencies. The programme can be extremely useful in checking abusive content and social media stalking, and identifying fake profiles. According to Sinha, the software can be accessed by the police, even on their mobile and thus it is helpful during live raids and tracking in the field.