World Cyber Crime Cases

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The Cyber Crime is affecting our society on its root level. Individuals are being affected by it in each and every part  of the world. Some of the cases to showcase their impact are described in here. To start with, Orkut.com which is a very popular social networking website. The profiles of orkut users are publicly viewable, they can create and join a wide variety of online communities. Also, orkut  users can search for and interact with people who share the common hobbies and interests. But these very websites, sometimes, create problems that are not that easy to deal with. here in this post World Cyber Crime Cases are discussed to give an emphasis in order to stop these kind of activities.

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Like in a scenario, a woman’s fake profile was created on orkut a Social Media Networking Website. which gave all her information. The profile displayed her real name, her contact number, her address etc but it described her as a prostitute or a woman of “loose character”, as the profile being viewable worldwide, she started receiving calls asking her for sexual favours. This lead to her embarrassment and also defamed her in the society.

Other scenarios that adds to the cyber crime cases are the ones in which “Online Hate Community” is created and this community displays objectionable information against a country, religion or ethnic group or even against national leaders and historical figures. These communities have a very degrading impact on others. To combat such cases there are certain laws in our Indian constitution like Section 67 of Information Technology, section 153A and 153B of Indian penal code and section 500 of Indian penal code. On the occurrence of any of the above described scenarios, the person who creates and updates the profile plus the directors of orkut are liable to get punishment under the  section 67 of Information Technology and the section 153A, 153B and 500 of Indian penal code.

Motive for creating such profiles and defaming others could be jealousy, revenge when the victim may have rejected the advances made by the suspect. Motive for creating online hate community could be the desire to create racial hatred. Like for example, Citizens of Pakistan have created an online community named Anti-India Community. Other reasons could be hatred, like for example when a student who has failed may victimize his teachers.

Apart from creating fake profiles, some people hack the accounts of other people. E-mail account hacking i.e. stealing the account passwords and therefore misusing the account is getting very common these days. To make this evident, some of the scenarios are in which the victim’s e-mail password is stolen and the account is then misused for sending out malicious code to people in the victim’s address book.The recipients of these viruses believes that the email is coming from a known person and runs the attachments.

This infects the computer with the malicious codes. Other incidents are in which the e-mail account password are stolen and the hacker tries to extort money from the victim. In some cases, victim is threatened that if he does not pay the money, the information stored in the mail will be misused.There are some laws to combat the problems that arises from the above said scenarios.

Persons who have stolen the password and are threatening the victim and are misusing the e-mail account are liable to get the punishment under the section 43 and 66 of Information technology act and section 43, 66 and 67 of Indian penal code. Motive behind these actions could be corporate espionage or getting pleasure in destroying the important information of strangers, illegal financial gain, revenge, jealousy, hatred etc.

Credit Cards, which are increasingly used on-line transactions like for booking a ticket or for buying stuff Online, although most of the e-commerce websites are encrypted but still the instances of credit card frauds are increasing. The motive behind stealing somebody else’s credit card is just one i.e. illegal financial gain. The person responsible is liable to be punished under the section 43 and 66 of Information technology and section 420 of Indian penal code.

To be secured from such frauds, one should be careful about his/her security sensitive information and if in case becomes victim, should immediately take the help of Indian law.

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