of Cyber Crime
in 1990, less than 100,000 people were able to log on to the Internet
worldwide. Now around 500 million people are using the net around
UK has the largest number of infected computers in the world followed
by the US and China.
The US is the leading source country for attacks. China is second
and Germany is third.
2003, a total of 411 cases were registered under IPC Sections as compared
to 738 such cases during 2002 thereby reporting a significant decline
of 44 percent in 2003 over 2002.
of 475 persons were arrested in the country for Cyber Crimes under
IPC during 2003.
The age-wise profile of the arrested persons showed that 45 percent
were in the age-group of 30-45 years, 28.5 percent of the offenders
were in the age-group of 45-60 years and 11 offenders were aged 60
years and above.
figures doesn't mean that cyber crime is declining in India , the
fact is that people in our country do not report cyber crimes for
the following reasons:
don't want to face harassment by the police.
ii)The fear of bad publicity which could hurt their reputation in
iii)It becomes extremely difficult to convince the police to register
any cybercrime, because of lack of awareness about cybercrimes and
their registration and handling by the police.
survey indicates that for every 500 cybercrime incidents that take
place, only 50 are reported to the police and out of that only one
is actually registered.
figures indicate how difficult it is to convince the police to register
The establishment of cybercrime cells in different parts of the country
was expected to boost cybercrime reporting and prosecution. However,
these cells haven't quite kept up with expectations.
must control the cyber crime problem and make the Internet a safe
place for its users.