Professional Hackers in the world of Cyber Crime
The culprits behind the world of cybercrime mainly include children and professional hackers. Most of these children are inspired by the thought of doing something new or something different from their friends and in fact, most of them are unaware of the punishment for such illegal activities. Legal awareness among them will certainly debar them from doing such crimes. It has become possible for people with comparatively low technical skills to steal thousands of pounds a day without leaving their homes. In fact, to make more money than can be made selling heroin (and with far less risk), the only time the criminal need leave his PC is to collect his cash. Sometimes they don't even need to do that.
With Opportunities Come Serious Risks
Cyberspace has become an increasingly attractive hunting ground for criminals, activists and terrorists motivated to make money, get noticed, cause disruption or even bring down corporations and governments through online attacks. In this day and age, organizations must be prepared for the unpredictable so they have the resilience to withstand unforeseen, high impact events. Top cyber crime advocates in India can help you in filing a cyber complaint in your city.
McAfee recently reported that cybercrime is a growth industry where the returns are great and the risks are low. In fact, McAfee estimates that the likely annual cost to the global economy from cybercrime is more than $400 billion, a number that is more than the national income of most countries . Unfortunately, governments and businesses tend to underestimate how much risk they face from cybercrime and how quickly this risk can develop.
The I.T. Act, 2000 which governs the cyber space in India also defines the offences which constitute cybercrime and prescribes punishment for them. For example- "under this Act, the punishment for hacking a computer system which causes wrongful damage to the public or destroys, alters or deletes any information residing in a computer or network of computers shall be imprisonment for three years or fine which may extend up to two lakh or both". Punishment for misrepresentation or publishing of digital signatures and other data for fraudulent purposes are also prescribed under this act. The I.T.Act also has an overriding effect over anything that is inconsistent and contained in any other law which is in force. This act also provides for Cyber Appellate Tribunal to deal with cases arising out of a violation or breach in cyber space.
The internet is slowly but steadily creeping into every sphere of modern life. As the internet has started occupying a pivotal position in our lives, we need to develop and evolve a ‘modus operandi’ on how to ensure a better use of this indispensable instrument and tackle the looming threat of criminal interference in cyber space.
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