Cybercrime has no universal acceptable definition. The statutes have failed to define or give a concrete definition of the concept of cybercrime. From general understanding of the term ‘cybercrime’, we can say that it is a crime that is the result of illegal use of internet and electronic devices. Abbasi & Associates believes that privacy of an individual is of extreme importance in modern times and helps clients in resolving legal issues about privacy policies.
Types of cyber crime
The types or forms of cyber-crime which are common in today’s time are:
- Identity fraud (where personal information is stolen and used).
- Theft of financial or card payment data.
- Cyberextortion (demanding money to prevent a threatened attack).
- Ransomware attacks (a type of cyberextortion).
- Crypto jacking (where hackers mine cryptocurrency using resources they do not own).
- Virus dissemination
- Cyberespionage (where hackers access government or company data).
- Denial of service attack
- Logic Bombs
- Web Jacking
- Email spamming/ Email bombing
- Software Piracy
- Cyber Stalking
The forms of cybercrime are changing and growing as the technology is evolving, too. It becomes a challenge to know when the cyber crime is taking place as sometimes, people are not aware of the same till later date. We at Abbasi & Associates aim to trigger the very moment such crime is committed and warn our clients about the happening of the same.
Laws governing cybercrime in India
- Information Technology Act, 2000
The primary relevant section of the IPC covers cyber frauds:
- Forgery (Section 464)
- Forgery pre-planned for cheating (Section 468)
- False documentation (Section 465)
- Presenting a forged document as genuine (Section 471)
- Reputation damage (Section 469)
- Companies Act, 2013
- NIST Compliance
How to report a cybercrime?
We assist our client in filing a complaint about commission of cybercrime in almost every possible way. The process is explained as follows:
- A written complaint has to be registered with the cybercrime cell. According to the IT Act, a cybercrime comes under the purview of global jurisdiction. This means that a cybercrime complaint can be registered with any of the cyber cells in India, irrespective of the place where it was originally committed.
- The written complaint will be addressed to the Head of the Cyber Crime Cell of the city where the cybercrime complaint will be filed.
- If one is a victim of online harassment, our legal counsel can assist you with reporting it to the police station.
- Register a Cyber Crime FIR: Our legal counsel will help you file a First Information Report (FIR) at local police station if need be.
- Certain cybercrime offenses come under the purview of Indian Penal Code. It is mandatory under Section 154, Code of Criminal Procedure, for every police officer to record the information/complaint of an offense, irrespective of the jurisdiction in which the crime was committed.
Cyber cell Delhi – http://www.cybercelldelhi.in/index.html
Cyber cell Mumbai – https://mumbaipolice.gov.in/CCC
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