Your question: Is cyber crime a criminal offense?

What is the penalty for cyber crime?

Penalty – In case of the first conviction, imprisonment of up to five years and a fine of up to one lakh rupees. For subsequent convictions, imprisonment of up to 10 years and a fine of up to two lakh rupees.

What is meant by cyber crime?

cybercrime, also called computer crime, the use of a computer as an instrument to further illegal ends, such as committing fraud, trafficking in child pornography and intellectual property, stealing identities, or violating privacy.

How is cyber crime different from traditional crime?

In the traditional crimes the criminals usually leave any proof of that crime like fingerprints or other physical proof. But in the cyber crimes cyber criminals commit their crimes through the internet and there are very less chances of leaving any physical proof.

Who commits cyber crime?

So what is cyber crime? Cyber offences are committed when someone is using a computer or other digital technology. There are two main types of cyber offences – There’s ‘Illegal hacking’ also known as cyber-dependent crime, where someone gains access to another person’s computer network or device without permission.

How long do you go to jail for cybercrime?

The punishments under these provisions are different based upon the gravity of the committed cybercrime. Section 419 carries a punishment up to 3 years of imprisonment or fine and Section 420 carries up to 7 years of imprisonment or fine.

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What Offences are covered under cyber laws?


  • Unauthorized access of the computers.
  • Data diddling.
  • Virus/worms attack.
  • Theft of computer system.
  • Hacking.
  • Denial of attacks.
  • Logic bombs.
  • Trojan attacks.

What is the punishment for cyber terrorism in the IT Act?

1[66-F. Punishment for cyber terrorism.—(1) Whoever,—

commits the offence of cyber terrorism. (2) Whoever commits or conspires to commit cyber terrorism shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to imprisonment for life.]