Introduction: Introduction Cyber crime is unlawful acts wherein the computer is either a tool or a target or both Cyber crimes can involve criminal activities that are traditional in nature, such as theft, fraud, forgery, defamation and mischief, all of which are subject to the Indian Penal Code. The abuse of computers has also given birth to a gamut of new age crimes that are addressed by the Information Technology Act, 2000.
Category of Cyber Crime: Category of Cyber Crime We can categorize Cyber crimes in two ways The Computer as a Target :- using a computer to attack other computers. e.g. Hacking, Virus/Worm attacks, DOS attack etc. The computer as a weapon :- using a computer to commit real world crimes. e.g. Cyber Terrorism, IPR violations, Credit card frauds, EFT frauds, Pornography etc. Cyber Crime regulated by Cyber Laws or Internet Laws.
Technical Aspects of Cyber Crime: Technical Aspects of Cyber Crime Unauthorized access & Hacking Trojan Attack Virus and Worm attack E-mail & IRC related crimes Email spoofing Email Spamming Email bombing Denial of Service attacks Distributed DOS (Denial of Service) Forgery
Technical Aspects of Cyber Crime: Technical Aspects of Cyber Crime IPR Violations Cyber Terrorism Banking/Credit card Related crimes E-commerce/ Investment Frauds Sale of illegal articles Online gambling Defamation Cyber Stacking Pedophiles Identity Theft Data diddling Theft of Internet Hours Theft of computer system (Hardware) Physically damaging a computer system Breach of Privacy and Confidentiality Pornography