CYBER CRIMES AND GENERAL PRINCIPLES:
. According to Donn Parker, “For the first time in human history, computers andautomated processes make it possible to possess, not just commit, a crime. Today,criminals can pass a complete crime in software from one to another, each improving or adapting her or his needs.”The first recorded cyber crime took place in the year 1820. Cyber crime is an evilhaving its origin in the growing dependence on computers in modern life. In a day andage when everything from machinery life to nuclear power plants is being run oncomputers, cyber crime has assumed rather threatening implications. Cyber crimes arereally violations of longstanding criminal law, perpetrated through the use of computersor information networks. The problems of crime using computers will rarely require thecreation of new substantive criminal law. The serious problems posed by attacks againstcomputers and information systems, such as cruel hacking, spreading of viruses, anddenial of service attacks. Such attacks should be effectively prohibited.
Types of Cyber Crimes:Following are the crimes can be committed against following groups:
Crime against individuals
:-a.Harassment through E mails. b.Cyber – Stalking.c.Broadcasting of obscene material.d.Hacking.e.Defamation.2.
Crime against Individual Property
:-a.Computer damage. b.Hacking or Cracking.c.Unauthorized control over computer system.d.Transmitting of virus.3