With the increasing use of computers in society, cybercrime has become a
major problem. Advances in technology have made humans dependent on the Internet
for all their needs. The Internet has given us access to everything in one
place. Social media, online shopping, online learning, working online, anything
a human can think of can be done via the Internet.
Cybercrime is unlike any other crime in society. The reason is that there are
no geographic boundaries and the cybercriminals are unknown.
This affects all
stakeholders, from governments, businesses to citizens. Cybercrime is on the
rise in India as the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
increases. Therefore, in this article, the introduction, types, and amendments
of cybercrime will be briefly reviewed and cybercrime occurring in India will be
analyzed. Then he discusses some steps to tackle cybercrime in India.
What is cybercrime? Cybercrime is a broad term used to define criminal
activity in which a computer or computer network is a tool, target, or site for
criminal activity, and includes everything from electronic hacking to denial of
service attacks. It refers to crimes such as phishing, credit card fraud, bank
robbery, illegal downloading, industrial espionage, child pornography,
kidnapping through chat rooms, fraud, cyber terrorism, virus generation or
distribution, and spam.
It also covers traditional crimes using computers or networks to carry out
illegal activities. Cybercrime is increasing day by day, and these days, making
money through scam calls or hacking other accounts to get revenge is a new fad.
Types of Cybercrime:
Cybercrime depends on different types of activity. Cybercrime can be divided
into three main categories.
Cybercrime, such as harassment, occurs in or using cyberspace. Harassment can
be sexual, racial, religious or otherwise. Cyber crimes against property,
including computer breakdown (destruction of other people's property),
transmission of malicious code, unauthorized entry, and unauthorized possession
of computer information. Cybercrime against government, such as cyberterrorism.
Ways of prevention:
- Crimes against individuals are:
This means creating a physical threat that creates a fear of using computer
technology such as the Internet, email, phone, text message, webcam, website or
- Distribution of pornography:
This includes nudity/pornography (mostly child pornography), and hosting
websites that contain these prohibited materials. These obscene things can harm
a teenager's mind and tend to corrupt or distort his mind.
This is an accusation of insulting a person's dignity by hacking into one's
own mail account and sending some letters in vulgar language to the mail account
of a stranger.
This means that all data as well as computer programs are completely destroyed
due to hacking and unauthorized control/access to the computer system. Hackers
commonly break into telecommunications and mobile networks.
This is one of the most serious cybercriminals known today. Hacking means that
a stranger hacks into your computer system without your knowledge or consent to
tamper with sensitive sensitive data and information.
- Email Spoofing:
Fake emails are emails with a false source. It shows that its origin is
different from what it actually came from.
- SMS Spoofing:
Spoofing is blocking through spam, which means unsolicited and unsolicited
messages. An attacker steals someone's cell phone number and sends an SMS over
the Internet, where the recipient receives the SMS from the victim's cell phone
number. This is a very serious cybercrime against everyone.
This means fake ATM cards. Debit and credit cards used by criminals to gain
monetary gain by fraudulently withdrawing money from a victim's bank account.
Unauthorized use of ATM cards always occurs in this type of cybercrime.
- Fraud and Fraud:
This means that cybercriminal activity, that is, those who steal passwords and
data storage, do so with a guilty conscience, leading to fraud and fraud.
- Child Porn:
This includes using computer networks to create, distribute, or access material
that sexually exploits minors.
- Threatening Attacks:
It refers to the act of threatening a person whose life is endangered by
using a computer network.
- Use strong passwords
Do not use and record different user ID/password combinations for different
accounts. Make your password more complex by combining letters, numbers, and
special characters (10 or more in total) and change it regularly.
- Protect your computer. Please enable
firewall. A firewall is the first line of cyber defense. Block connections to
unknown or fake sites and protect against certain types of viruses and hackers.
- Use antivirus/malware
Install and update your antivirus software regularly to prevent viruses from
infecting your computer.
- Spyware Attack Prevention Install and update your antivirus software
- Understanding social media
- Make your media profiles private