Current Scenario of Cyber Crime in India​​

Animesh Singh and Ankita Rathi
Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune, India.

Volume IV, Issue I, 2021

This research paper will provide a brief introduction about cyber crime in India, what constitutes a cyber crime and a general awareness about cyber crime around the globe. People of India are unaware of continuous initiatives taken by Indian government, law makers and executors to curb cyber crime. It will also help us to understand that with the increase in the use of internet, cyber crime has also been increasing, so what are the tactics these criminal used to hack into computers, identities of people, get the benefits by illegal means and are the laws and initiative been taken are enough or not to curb the cyber crime in India. It is important to research about the reasons of increasing cyber crime in India. According to reports, in 2019, 25% of FIR’s in Bengaluru were filed for cyber crime. So, we need to identify what’s wrong in the mindset of these criminals and how we can be safe from these crimes. This research is based to analyze the types of cyber crime and its punishments according to Indian laws, make people aware and give an overview of cyber security, cases that happened in past few years and initiatives taken by Indian government to curb the cyber crime. Further, the paper aims discuss about the recent Data Protection Bill, 2019 and the solution through which we can be aware and safe while using Internet and devices. Also it will help us to know what’s missing in the laws and its implementation that the cybercrime has been increasing over the years and do India has enough of Technology and skilled people to curb the cyber crime.