Cyber crime

Cybercrime is a dangerous attack, a company or an individual may face. There are many cases
where the cyber attack has brought massive loss to the company and individuals due to the data
hack. We live in a technology-driven era, and every information is now fed on computers.
Cybercrime involves an attack on computers and digital devices. These cyber-attacks can prove
hazardous not just for the organization, but also for the nation. Till date, there are many digital
attack cases in India and global, pushing for more security measures. These attacks are also
affecting the economy of the country if not controlled in the initial stage.

What is Cybercrime?
Cybercrime or attack is defined as the systematic criminal activity occurring digitally and done
by attackers. There are many examples of cybercrime, including fraud, malware virus, cyber
stalking and others. Due to these, government agencies and companies are investing more on the maintenance and hiring cybercrime experts.

Earlier, cybercrime was committed only by individuals or by small groups. However, now a
highly complex cybercriminals network works on attacking the system for data collection.
Three groups of cybercrimes-
1. Individual
2. Property
3. Government
This is the form of cyber stalking, trafficking, and grooming. Over the years, this type of
cybercrime has been taken seriously by law enforcement agencies. It is now keeping a track over
every such attack on an individual.
Similar to the real world where criminals steal the property, in the cyber world, attackers steal
data. Here, the attacker steals a person’s bank details and misuse the credit card for online
purchase. By using malicious software, the attacker attacks the property to disrupt the system of
the organization.

These types of crimes are denoted as cyber terrorism. This can be a terror because the attacker
can get hold of essential documents related to government projects. An enemy nation or terrorist usually makes such attacks. There are many cases globally where a terrorist hacks government data. Apart from these, there is a financial crime where the hacker steals the money of the user account holder. Moreover, they steal company data and finance.

In this type, the computer system of the person is hacked to get personal information. In many
countries, including India, hacking is a punishable act. It is quite different from ethical hacking.
In normal hacking, illegal use different types of software to enter the system of the target person.
Hacker is then able to monitor every activity done by the person.

This cybercrime is about violating copyright and downloading music or movies. In India, many
movies before their releases are leaked on the movie download sites. In other words, theft is also
called privacy, which can bring a huge loss to the organization.

Cyber Stalking
It is online harassment by an individual or a group of people. Normally, these stalkers target an
individual and harass online. There are many cases of cyber stalking in India, resulting in the
target person ending up taking self-life.

Malicious Software
These are computer-based cybercrimes where virus-based software is installed in the target
people or organization computer. This is to damage the system and corrupt the data of the target.

Laws Related to Cybercrime
In India, there are many cybercrime laws enacted to stop this threat. Be it for the individual or
the organization; these laws help to either bring down the number of cases or eliminate these
digital crimes.

Apart from these laws, as an individual, you also need to take steps to stop these crimes. Like,
not providing your login details, installing trust anti-virus software and keeping your online
profile private can help to act against such crimes.

Cybercrime is a significant threat that can bring huge loss to the individual and the organization.
It is essential to follow basic online rules to ensure the safety of self and the organization.

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