Criminal Law

Cyber Crime Laws

In Simple way we can say that cyber crime is unlawful acts wherein the computer is either a tool or a target or both. Cyber crimes can involve criminal activities that are traditional in nature, such as theft, fraud, forgery, defamation and mischief, all of which are subject to the Indian Penal Code. The abuse of computers has also given birth to a gamut of new age crimes that are addressed by the Information Technology Act, 2000.

Cyber law (also referred to as cyberlaw) is a term used to describe the legal issues related to use of communications technology, particularly "cyberspace", i.e. the Internet. It is less a distinct field of law in the way that property or contract are as it is an intersection of many legal fields, including intellectual property, privacy, freedom of expression, and jurisdiction.

Define Cyber Crimes in two ways

  • The Computer as a Target : using a computer to attack other computers. e.g. Hacking,Virus/Worm attacks,DOS attack etc.
  • Computer as a Weapon : using a computer to commit real world crimes. e.g. Cyber Terrorism, IPR violations,Credit card frauds,EFT frauds, Pornography etc.

Offences which affects the personality of individuals:

  • Harassment via E-Mails
  • Cyber-Stalking:
  • Dissemination of Obscene Material:
  • Defamation:
  • Hacking:
  • Cracking:
  • E-Mail Spoofing:
  • SMS Spoofing:
  • Carding:
  • Cheating & Fraud:
  • Child Pornography:
  • Assault by Threat:

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