Cheating By Impersonation/Social Engineering

Cheating By Impersonation / Social Engineering In several cases, adults pretend to be youngsters; or resort to false statements about their education; profession or employment; marital status; in order to induce victims to engage with them and to initiate physical

Offence of Cyber Extortion

OFFENCE OF CYBER EXTORTION An entire racket was recently unearthed in a South Indian city, where boys were recording videos and taking photos of girls and women by and whilst abusing them and then using the same to threaten them

Uploading Rape / Gang Rape Videos / Photos / Child Porn is an offence

UPLOADING RAPE / GANG RAPE VIDEOS / PHOTOS / CHILD PORN IS AN OFFENCE Rape or gang rape or assaults against children, are offences which shocks one’s conscience and heinous. To record it and to upload it without fear of

Hacking – Unauthorized Access

Hacking – Unauthorized Access With onset of the global pandemic of COVID-19, cybercrime has drastically escalated. Cyber criminals have developed a “coronavirus map” which is a malware used to steal confidential data of person who download the same and access

Cyber Stalking & The Law

CYBER STALKING & THE LAW Persistent and unwanted attention by a man of a woman, which may become obsessive later on and results in the harassment and intimidation of that person amounts to stalking. If this same obsessive behaviour is

Legal Remedies for Cyberbullying

LEGAL REMEDIES FOR CYBERBULLYING A classical and movie playback singer is persistently trolled online. Multiple Twitter handles are used to make threats, insults and personal attacks not just against the singer but also against her mother. Attempts to stop this

Phishing / Financial Frauds

PHISHING / FINANCIAL FRAUDS I may not be far off the mark to say that every single user of a computer or mobile phone may be a victim of “phishing”. Even if they did not fall prey, they would certainly

Revenge Porn is an offence

REVENGE PORN IS AN OFFENCE Instance 1: Boy proposes to girl; girl refuses; boy gets upset and decides to take revenge – after all he has easy access to girl’s photos and videos. Boy makes a fake email id of

Identity Theft / Financial Frauds

IDENTITY THEFT / FINANCIAL FRAUDS According to data of the National Crime Records Bureau, in 2016, a total of 1,545 cases were filed for Identity Theft and a total of 1,597 cases were filed for cheating by personation in India.

Data Theft – What is data theft and what are your remedies?

DATA THEFT – What is data theft and what are your remedies? Data theft, as a civil violation or Criminal offence predominantly relates to theft of commercial data. In some circumstances it could relate to personal data also if it

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