Cyber-Crime is not yet defined in any law in India. It may be defined is any unlawful activities through the help of a computer or internet for targeting any purpose. Cyber-Crime includes financial crimes or security scams, sale of arms online or any articles prohibited in law pornography, online gambling, intellectual property crime, email spoofing, online forgery of documents, online defamation, cyber or computer stalking. Cyber-Crime is committed only through computer or internet or email through unauthorized access to computer, computer systems, computer networks, theft of information of others stored in a computer, internet theft, web jacking, and damaging to computer systems. Cyber-Crime is separate from conventional or common forms of crime.
Causes of cybercrime
Ways to committing cybercrime
Cyberspace connects us virtually with a crore of online users across the globe. With the increasing use of cyberspace, cybercrimes especially against women and children such as cyberstalking, cyberbullying, cyber harassment, child pornography, rape content, etc. are also increasing rapidly. The information technology act, 2000 is the principal law to deal with cyber-crime. This act provides for legal recognition for transactions carried out by means of electronic data interchange and other means of electronic communication, which involves the use of alternatives to paper-based methods of communication and storage of information, to facilitate electronic filing of documents with the government agencies. Most importantly the Information Technology(Amendment) Act in 2008 plays a major role in combat cyber-crime. Besides Information Technology Act,2000 the Copyright Act , Arms Act, the Indian Penal Code, Indian Evidence Act, the Bankers Book Evidence Act, the Reserve Bank of India Act make some vital provisions to combating other types of cyber-crime. Cyberspace lawyers in India consult and counsel clients on website issues.
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