What is a cyber crime?

What is a cyber crime?

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cyber crime law

Cybercrime comprises of illegal activity conducted on a PC/computer. Conventional violations may be carried out while using a computer, but cybercrime consists of more specific types of crimes, for example phishing schemes and viruses.

Cyber Crime Law :

Cyber Crime is not defined officially in IT Act or in any other legislation. Indeed, it cannot be too. Offence or crime has been dealt with elaborately listing various acts and the punishments for each, under the Indian Penal Code, 1860 and related legislations. Henceforth, the concept of cyber crime is just a “combination of crime and computer”.

fbi cyber crime

Cybercrime in a narrow sense (computer crime): Any illegal behavior directed by means of electronic operations that targets the security of computer systems and the data processed by them.

Cybercrime in a broader sense (computer-related crime): Any illegal behavior committed by means of, or in relation to, a computer system or network, including such crimes as illegal possession and offering or distributing information by means of a computer system or network.

Any contract for the sale or conveyance of immovable property or any interest in such property;

Any such class of documents or transactions as may be notified by the Central Government.

Types :
There are various types of cyber crime, such as the ones we’ve just mentioned. They may include:

  • Credit card theft
  • Cyber terrorism
  • Electronic bullying and stalking
  • Hacking for fun
  • Identity theft

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