Cyber-crimes - a diabolic jeopardy
The idea of crime has a long history. With the passing of each day, the periphery of criminal activity has increased. With the technology striking its chord hard, there has been a great new twist to the crime world in the form of “CYBER CRIMES”. Over the last fifteen years and until recently, the amelioration in the state of technology and the usage of computers in both personal and business sector has brought transformations in all areas of society. If cyber space is a type of community, a giant neighborhood made up of networked computer users around the world, then it seems natural that many elements of a traditional society can be found taking shape as bits and bytes. CYBER SECURITY is too in question. In this precarious situation the question is “HOW TO COMBAT THIS PERIL???”
As per the study of the international institute of cyber crimes, the number of reported hacking attempts in the world over the recent years has increased dramatically from 1997. The total reported intrusions in 2001 was 12,775 and till today it has been 67, 00,000.of these attempts over 5.5 billion dollars were stolen in software and over 1 billion dollars from stolen credit cards! The menace of cyber crime leads to spaming,computer trespass, internet frauds and scams, obscene and offensive crimes,harassment,drug trafficking, internet stalking and homicides,etc.To fight all these difficulties a new law called the “CYBER LAW” has been formulated.
Cyber law is a term that encapsulates the legal issues related to the use of communicated, transactional, and distributive aspects of networked information devices and technologies. Some leading topics include intellectual property, privacy, freedom of expression, and jurisdiction. There is the existence of free speech in internet which has raised several judicial concerns. Cyber crimes can involve criminal activities that are traditional in nature, such as theft, fraud, forgery, defamation and...