In the environment of risks and uncertainty, there are more possibility of crimes and corruptions. This is due to the new inventions and modernization of technology. The effects of these changes are assisting the people of corrupt mind to instill or evolve new ways or methodology to commit the crimes. They develop latest techniques and new way to apply on the victims. The modern lawbreaker are so expert and knowledgeable that they carry out the crimes in such a way that they don’t leave any identity marks after committing the crimes. So the investigation and verification of the crime becomes a tough work for the law enforcement agencies to identify the crimes. But, latest trends of crimes are making use of computer technology to do the crimes by using the internet. This has become an effective and remote way to carry out frauds and crimes. In the present scenario, these crimes are taken up as the cyber crimes, a most popular term which is very commonly observed in almost all the latest crimes. Cyber crimes have become an impregnable way immensely followed by expert criminals.
What are the cyber crimes?
Cyber crimes relates to the crimes committed by using internet on the computer where computers are targeted to retrieve any vital information or secret data. In this type of crimes, usually lawbreaker intends to attack other computers by spreading certain kind of viruses. In the other kinds of cyber crimes, computer are utilized as the weapon where computer is used to create the frauds like credit card , banking attacks or online purchase where such frauds are committed in big way. In addition, computers are used as the an accessory to store such information and data’s. These are used to store the illegal or stolen information of the victims.
Recent survey depicts that teens are also more involved in cyber crimes, they find computer as the easy and intelligent way to commit crimes and becoming expert to do online frauds. This is due to the apprehension that they can’t be traced and identified. So, more teens are getting attracted to computer crimes There are numerous hacker tools came in the market which are so popular and unique way to expert a fraudster to learn the technique to commit the crimes without much efforts. Usually teens carry out these activities to get the fun on line, but when they get little financial gains by doing these activities at the smaller scale then they get more courage to practice these activities at the large scale and it increases the involvement of teens in the cyber crimes. In the modern crimes, cyber spaces have become vulnerable to commit crimes. In the latest crimes, cyber techniques are used to do the threatening emails or spam mails which is the new way to do the frauds. So in the real term, this has become a threat full and dangerous environment where cyber crimes have put a question on the safety and security of the secret information and valuable data’s.
Government actions to reduce cyber crimes
Cyber crimes have become a serious issue before the government. Since the safety and security of any information have been a difficult point. The critical effects of these crimes are breaking of computer passwords and hacking of computers to steal the secret information. Government alone is unable to have the solution to such crimes, so government has invited many organizations to work on the schemes brought out by them. Government has formed committee for internet related issue (CIRP) which has brought out standard policies to look for all the internet related problems and disputes.
These crimes involve the traditional crimes like thefts, frauds, mischief’s, forgery and defamations which are subject to IPC. These crimes are regulated by the cyber laws. These laws are having the prosecution for all kind of cyber commitments which involves the illegal cyber activities like unauthorized access & hacking of computer, Virus and worm attacks, Trojan attack. Email, spoofing, spamming and bombing, defamatory emails, email frauds, IRC attacks and service attacks. Although, government is taking every possible step to curb the rise of cyber crime, but modern crimes are out of the reach of the cyber laws, This is clear from the facts that the government steps are not strong enough to reduce the cyber crimes, so government need to evolve a new strategy and strict policies to have the effective law enforcement of the cyber criminals.
It is conclusive that government is not having the strong laws and enforcement actions to reduce or minimize the cyber crimes. The existing rules and law are not enough to remove the crimes from the society.
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