What is Cyber Crime ?Any criminal activity that uses a computer eitheras an instrumentality, target or a means forperpetuating further crimes comes within theambit of cyber crime.In simple words we can say that cyber crime isunlawful acts where in the computer is eithertool or target.
DefinitionCyber crimes is” acts that are punishable by the information technology Act”
Cyber crime involves criminal activities that are traditional in nature such as… Theft Hacking Fraud Forgery Child pornography etc.
Category of cyber crimeThere are two category of cyber crime. The Computer as Target.Example.. Hacking, virus / worm etc. The Computer as Weapon.Example.. Cyber terrorism, credit card fraud, Pornography etc.
Who are cyber criminals? Children and adolescent between the age 16 to 18 years. Organized hacker. Professional hacker/ crackers Discontented employees.
Most serious threat Cyber crime Spam mail Fraud Obscene or offensive content Harassment Drug trafficking Cyber terrorism Documented cases IRC (internet relay chat)
Existing laws Emergence of information technology Act, 2000.
Protection against the cyber crime Individual should take care of the privacy. Always update anti –virus.
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