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Cybercrime is a crime which uses computer or the internet to carry out illegal or criminal activities. It is becoming a widespread epidemic not only across India but worldwide. Cyber crime takes many faces and is committed in diverse ways.

According to the cyber Crime Investigation Cell, here is the information that is required.

If you are a victim of hacking

Bring the following information:

  • Server Logs
  • Copy of defaced web page in soft copy as well as hard copy format, if your website is defaced
  • If data is compromised on your server or computer or any other network equipment, soft copy of original data and soft copy of compromised data.
  • Access control mechanism details i.e.- who had what kind of the access to the compromised system
  • List of suspects – if the victim is having any suspicion on anyone.
  • All relevant information leading to the answers to following questions
  • What? (what is compromised)
  • Who? (who might have compromised system)
  • when?(when the system was compromised)
  • why?(why the system might have been compromised)
  • where?(where is the impact of attack-identifying the target system from the network)
  • How many?(How many systems have been compromised by the attack)

If you are a victim of e-mail abuse, vulgar e-mail etc.

Bring the following information

  • Extract the extended headers of offending e-mail.
  • Bring soft copy as well hard copy of offending e-mail.
  • Please do not delete the offending e-mail from your e-mail box.
  • Please save the copy of offending e-mail on your computer’s hard drive.
Fighting cybercrime is as important as fighting on-ground crime. It is a breach of one’s personal space and privacy online. Such crimes may also threaten a nation’s security and financial health. The crimes themselves are not necessarily new – such as theft, fraud, illegal sales, pornography – but they are evolving in line with the opportunities presented online and therefore are becoming widespread and damaging.
Unfortunately, this site only caters to information requirement. You can lodge your complaint by clicking through the links given: Important links
Before it catches up to you, you should catch up with it. Here are a few tips to prevent cybercrime:
  • Update passwords and login details
  • Maintain latest softwares and updates to protect your PC.
  • Be social media savvy- set your profiles to private.
  • Secure mobile devices using mobile protection software or having a screen lock.
  • Protect your Data by using encryption methods and back-ups
  • Be aware of what you do while using public Wi-Fi Hotspots.
  • Protect your e-identity and be wary of giving out personal information.
  • If you are a victim, get help as soon as possible.
Here is a list of most common cyber criminal activities:
  • Phishing/ Extortion
  • Blackmail
  • Hacking or accessing stored information without permission
  • Fraud over the internet
  • Electronic harassment
  • Child pornography or prostitution
  • Copyright infringement
  • Malware or software errors
You can get in touch with the cybercrime police here
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