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  • 1. Thursday, October 31, 2013
  • 2. Cyber Crime is a term used to broadly describe criminal activity in which computers or computer networks are a tool, a target, or a place of criminal activity and include everything from electronic cracking to denial of service attacks. It is also used to include traditional crimes in which computers or networks are used to enable the illicit activity.
  • 3.  . Destroys, Deletes or Alters any Information residing in a computer resource or diminishes its value or utility or affects it injuriously by any means; Steals, conceals, destroys or alters or causes any person to steal, conceal, destroy or alter any computer source code used for a computer resource with an intention to cause damage; “If any person, dishonestly, or fraudulently, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two to three years or with fine which may extend to five lakh rupees or with both.”
  • 4.      Hacking Cyber Squatting Vishing Phishing Cyber Stalking
  • 5.     Hacking "Hacking" is a crime, which entails cracking systems and gaining unauthorized access to the data stored in them. Hacking had witnessed a 37 per cent increase this year. Cyber Squatting Cyber Squatting is the act of registering a famous Domain Name and then selling it for a fortune. This is an issue that has not been tackled in IT ACT 2000.
  • 6. Vishing is the criminal practice of using social engineering and Voice over IP (VoIP) to gain access to private personal and financial information from the public for the purpose of financial reward. The term is a combination of “Voice" and phishing. Vishing exploits the public's trust in landline telephone services.   Vishing is typically used to steal credit card numbers or other information used in identity theft schemes from individual
  • 7.  Phishing is just one of the many frauds on the Internet, trying to fool people into parting with their money. Phishing refers to the receipt of unsolicited emails by customers of Financial Institutions, requesting them to enter their Username, Password or other personal information to access their Account for some reason.  The fraudster then has access to the customer's online bank account and to the funds contained in that account.
  • 8.  Cyber Stalking is use of the Internet or other electronic means to stalk someone. Stalking generally involves harassing or threatening behaviour that an individual engages in repeatedly.
  • 9.   Again, this is growing trend and it is surprising that authorities have not taken stern actions to curb the growth of these cyber-crimes.  The police have recorded 3,038 cases but made only 2,700 arrests in 3 years (between 2007 and 2010)  India registered only 1,350 cases under the IT Act and IPC in 2010  50% of cybercrimes are not even reported.
  • 10.     Antivirus And Anti Spyware Software: Antivirus software consists of computer programs that attempt to identify, thwart and eliminate computer viruses and other malicious software. Anti spy wares are used to restrict backdoor program, Trojans and other spy wares to be installed on the computer. Firewalls: A firewall protects a computer network from unauthorized access. Network firewalls may be hardware devices, software programs, or a combination of the two. A network firewall typically guards an internal computer network against malicious access from outside the network.
  • 11.     Cryptography: Cryptography is the science of encrypting and decrypting information. Encryption is like sending a postal mail to another party with a lock code on the envelope which is known only to the sender and the recipient. A number of cryptographic methods have been developed and some of them are still not cracked. Cyber Ethics and Laws: Cyber ethics and cyber laws are also being formulated to stop cyber crimes. It is a responsibility of every individual to follow cyber ethics and cyber laws so that the increasing cyber crimes shall reduce. Security Software like Anti Viruses and Anti Spy Wares should be installed on all computers, in order to remain secure from Cyber Crimes. Internet Service Providers should also provide high level of security at their servers in order to keep their clients secure from all types of viruses and malicious programs.
  • 12.  Continued Website Hacks and Defacements  Data and Information theft  Increasing phishing attacks on Ecommerce and Financial Websites  Cybercriminals targeting Social and Professional Networks  Threats directed at the Mobile Platform: Smartphones and Tablets
  • 13.  Indian Laws are well drafted and are capable of handling all kinds of challenges as posed by cyber criminals. However, the enforcement agencies are required to be well versed with the changing technologies and Laws.”  "As internet technology advances so does the threat of cyber crime. In times like these we must protect ourselves from cyber crime. Anti-virus software, firewalls and security patches are just the beginning. Never open suspicious e-mails and only navigate to trusted sites.”
  • 14. THANK YOU!!   By: Aamir Malik Piyuesh Pandey  Ashish Malik