Cybercrime can target governments, property and people.
Crimes against the people
Although these crimes take place on the Internet, they affect people’s lives. Some of these crimes include cyber harassment and stalking, the distribution of child pornography, various types of fraud, credit card fraud, human trafficking, identity theft and cyber related defamation or defamation.
Crime of endangering property
Some online crimes are against property, such as computers or servers. These crimes include DDoS attacks, hacking attacks, virus transmission, cyberspace and misspelling, computer sabotage, copyright infringement and intellectual property infringement.
Crimes against the government
When cybercrime infringes on the government, it is regarded as an attack on the sovereignty of the country and an act of war. Cyber crimes against the government include hacking, access to confidential information, cyber warfare, cyber terrorism and pirated software.
In 2000, it act and IPC solved most of these network crimes Cybercrime under it act includes:
Tampering with computer source documents.
Hackers invade computer systems and data changes.
Release obscene information.
Unauthorized access to the protected system.
Breach of confidentiality and privacy.
Issue a fake digital signature certificate.
Special laws and cybercrime under IPC include:
Send threatening messages by email
Send defamatory messages by email
Forgery of electronic records
Fake websites and cyber fraud