Himanshu Morwal, Manipal University Jaipur
The era of technological revolution has served the interest of people all around the globe. There has been a dynamic explosion in the technological development since the inception of Internet nearly two decades ago. Internet is considered an integral part of human life. This technological advancement has eased up the life of the people in various aspects. It has also caused menace to the society in the form of Internet crimes which are committed online, with the use of any computer or network, also known as Cybercrime. With the rapid increase in internet users, it has also given rise to several online crimes such as cyber stalking, cyber pornography, spoofing, phishing, cyberbullying etc. These crimes have made people vulnerable and skeptical. The paper aims to instill a brief understanding of the concept of cybercrimes, various methods of cybercrimes frequently used, and also to identify the root cause of cybercrimes, applicability of legal provisions, and effective preventive measures against such crimes. This paper aims at recognizing the sheer need to ratify the legal frame work for stringent punishment against the cybercriminals but also providing legal remedies to the victim and ensuring a congenial and secured environment for them to access internet.
Keywords: Internet, Cybercrime, Cybercriminals, Information Technology Act, IPC