Cybercrime-Are the laws outdated for these types of crime?

Cybercrime-Are the laws outdated for these types of crime?

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Cybercrime can be defined as the crime where there is the use of a computer as a tool or object used to do work for committing illegal dishonest by lying, moving things illegally from one part to another in child picture, video, etc., created only to arouse people sexually, copyright/patent, stealing identities or violating privacy.

In short, cybercrime is any type of illegal activity that happens via digital means, the most common type of cybercrime is data thief, but it also includes a wide range of evil and cruel activity, such as cyberbullying or panting worms or viruses.

Cyberbullying is illegal when it makes up a threat to a person’s safety, involves force or unfair treatment based on skin color, age, or bias against a certain population, spreading hatred. In all these cases, the damage is not related to managing money, but it is still the crime.

Types of Cybercrime

Hacking- it is an attempt to fully use for profit a computer system or a private network inside a computer. In simple language, it means the unauthorized access or control over computer someone network security system for some illegal purpose.

Phishing- it is a practice where a person having fake/illegal because of lying and stealing intent of sending emails creating fake web pages to be from a known company or a respectable company to cause individuals to get some personal information or some password, such as credit card, etc.

Identity Thief- the fake/illegal because of lying and stealing practice of using another person, personal information to get credit, loans, etc.

Cybercrime is defined neither anywhere in the information technology act, 2000 nor in It Change Act, 2008, nor in any other law in India.

Most of the computer-based crime are listed under the IT Act, 2008. However, we understand that the IT Act is not the only doing covering cybercrime.

The Indian Penal Code could also be used to start a trial in court against crime someone against cybercrime or to add legal rules of the IT Act.

Are the Indian Laws are sufficient?

The answer is BIG no.

Cybercrime under Information Technology Act, 2000 that is from hacking to computer terrorism. In this Act, only cyber terrorism is punished with life sate of being locked in a prison for seven years.

However, if there is only a little hacking it will not involve the state of being locked in prison unless it includes phishing, hiding illegally gotten money, email illegally dishonest things, etc.

There is no rule in Indian Law that will lock in a prison a person for life for a crime of hacking.

Indian needs to update its computer laws more in a strict manner, because of India’s cyber laws there is a growth of scammers, phishing, hiding illegally gotten money, etc. as everyone is aware that India does not have strict rules.

Conviction in India in cases of cybercrime is very low, according to the 2016 information from Home Minister data. As we know it is very hard to calculate the exact conviction rate for2015, 11592 cases have been registered across the country. “A rise of 20% from the year 2016.

The people in charge of something report that most of the government people in charge of something do not aware of the judge-relate powers under the Information technology Act, 2008. Many of the government people in charge of something down not exercise their almost powered they possess.

There is a very lack of standard procedure for grabbing and taking control of and analyzing digital events or objects that prove something and not a standard procedure for examination of digital events or objects that prove something.

This blog is written by Abhay Srivastava, K.R. Mangalam University.

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