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Cyber Crime in India

Cyber Crime in India

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Cyber Crime in India its Lawsand Applicability
BY
VINITA MITTAL
 
What is Cyber CrimeIt is a criminal activity committed on the internet. This isa broad term that describes everything from electroniccracking to denial of service attacks that cause electroniccommerce sites to lose money"The modern thief can steal more with a computer thanwith a gun. Tomorrow's terrorist may be able to do moredamage with a keyboard than with a bomb".It can be classified broadly into 3 categories:1.Cyber crimes against persons.2. Cyber crimes against property.3. Cyber crimes against government.
 
Journey to Cyber Crime
The first recorded cyber crime took place in the year 1820!That is not surprising considering the fact that the abacus,which is thought to be the earliest form of a computer, hasbeen around since 3500 B.C. in India, Japan and China. Theera of modern computers, however, began with the analyticalengineofCharleBabbage.In 1820, Joseph-Marie Jacquard, a textile manufacturer inFrance, produced the loom. This device allowed therepetition of a series of steps in the weaving of specialfabrics. This resulted in a fear amongst Jacquard'semployees that their traditional employment and livelihoodwere being threatened. They committed acts of sabotage todiscourage Jacquard from further use of the newtechnology. This is the first recorded cyber crime!

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