Cyber Crime Among the Youths
First, we need to understand What Is Cyber Crime? By the word we get to
know itï¿½s a computer-oriented crime, where a computer and a network plays a
vital role. These types of crimes are mainly used to threaten a person, a
company or national security for financial benefits or just for fun. This type
of crime includes: financial fraud, cyber terrorism, cybersex trafficking,
pornography and many more.
Advocate Krishna Mohan K Menon says:
The Cyber Laws in India has paved the way
for electronic commerce and electronic governance in the country by ensuring
maximum connectivity and minimum cybersecurity risks. Also, enhancing the scope
and expanding the use of digital mediums.
In India, cyber laws are stated under
Information Technology Act 2000, and the aim of this law/act is to provide the
electronic commerce a legal platform, and giving them an advantage of having a
safeguard for their online businesses or transaction.
Comparing real life criminals and cyber attackers, the common thing which we get
to know is that they are attracted by variety of goals and most of the time it
is easy for the cyber attackers to commit the crime online as it requires less
planning and resources and if they are skilled enough, then they can easily
cover-up their records using computer tools. Financial reason for committing
cyber crime is on the top for the reasons behind the crime as most of the
criminals commit crime for money.
Some of them make their way to the bank
accounts or hire someone to do so, with good skills of hacking and some of them
are actually paid to steal major confidential information in terms of their
business rivalries or competition. Political and religious reasons in the field
of cybercrime are also known as hacktivism, where the criminals spread partyï¿½s
propaganda and also to support their own beliefs regarding politics and its
connection with religion.
Now, as we know that emotions play a verry important
role in our lives and sometimes if these emotions can result in hurting others
out of anger then its is called revenge and that person might choose the way of
internet or cyber world. They can be anyone like depressed employee, guy who got
rejected by a girl, a student who has been bullied by everyone and so on. For
teenagers, hacking the database of the biggest company can be a challenge also
or they are doing cybercrime just for recognizing their hacking skills and to
show others what they can do.
The most affected group from cybercrime are the teenagers. There are some
financial losses also that occurs after committing the crime. On this the victim
has to go through psychological damages, especially after a relation where after
being cheated they get blackmailed and by this they start to have a feeling of
shame and guilt inside them.
Society sometimes start victim blaming where the
victim is responsible for everything and this goes on with every social and
physical environment as the ones who we donï¿½t know also judge or harass or blame
us and the only option left with them is to take their social media down.
Cybercrime is a serious criminal offence under Computer Misuse Act. Images that
are posted online for example, during sexting or threatening or stalking can be
widely spread and then it will be more visible to unlimited group of people.
Nude images will revolve around social media and unpredictably turn up again.
then, there is a huge impact on the victimï¿½s life as the consequence of the
crime is still visible after a long time even if the perpetrator has been
successfully convicted. Sometimes these offences are first committed in the
physical world, and then on the internet. This gives the victim a fear of not
being safe. There are still many cases where the investigation has been closed
or thereï¿½s no clue of the culprit.
A newly developed crime and the patterns of this is constantly increasing in the
world. And the problem with the cyber security is to get the priority that is
needed to ensure protection at every level of internet user. The study of this
crime and its effect on the respondents is the prime focus.
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