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Cyber Reporting of Fraud

CYBER FRAUD

 

 

WHAT IS CYBER FRAUD?

 

Cyber refers to information technology whereas fraud means the crime of using dishonest methods to take something valuable from another person. Therefore, fraud using computers or technology is known as cyber fraud. Fraud will always take place wherever there is an opportunity. The cyber-world is growing day by day and cyber fraud is the most well-known and intimidating type of fraud that happens universally.

 

In current times we store more personal and financial information on the internet due to which increases cyber frauds. Cyber fraud is one of the fastest-growing criminal activities on the planet. It covers a huge range of illegal activities such as financial scams, computer hacking, virus attacks, stalking by e-mail, etc.

 

STATISTICS ON CYBER FRAUD IN INDIA:-

 

·         Over 40,000 incidents reported each year in India.

·         About 30,000 Indian websites are hacked each year.

·         Over 50,000 spam email reported to CERT every year.

·         69% increase in cybercrime.

·         60.4% of cybercrime registered were of the motive of fraud (2,6891out of 44,546).

 

 

TYPES OF CYBER FRAUDS:

 

Common frauds nowadays include:–

 

1.      Email Spoofing - A spoofed email seems to begin from one source however reality has been sent from another source. For example, Rashmi has an email address rashmi@indiaforensic.com. Her adversary, Raj parodies her email and sends revolting messages to every one of her associates. Since the messages seem to have begun from Rashmi, her companions could complain and connections could be ruined forever.

 

2.      Online gambling - There are a huge number of sites; all facilitated by workers abroad, that offer web-based betting. Indeed, it is accepted that a large number of these sites are really fronts for illegal tax avoidance.

 

3.      Intellectual Property Crimes - These incorporate programming robbery, copyright encroachment, brand names infringement, burglary of PC source code, and so forth. At the end of the day, this is likewise alluded to as cybersquatting. Satyam Vs. Spiffy is the most generally known case. Bharti Cellular Ltd. recorded a case in the Delhi High Court that some digital vagrants had enlisted area names, for example, barticellular.com and bhartimobile.com with Network arrangements under various invented names.

 

4.      Credit card fraud - When someone utilizes your card for transactions without asking for your permission. They can do this by stealing your card or by stealing your number and PIN.

 

5.      Other cyber frauds include Email bombing, forgery, etc.

 

 

 

CYBER LAWS IN INDIA –

 

 

In India, digital laws are contained in the Information Technology Act, 2000 which came into power on October 17, 2000. The primary motivation behind the Act is to give legitimate acknowledgment to electronic trade and to encourage documenting of electronic records with the Government.

 

Considering the development in exchanges and correspondences helped out through electronic records, the Act looks to engage government offices to acknowledge documenting, making, and maintenance of true reports in the computerized design. The Act has likewise proposed a lawful system for the verification and source of electronic records/interchanges through the advanced mark.

 

1.      From the point of view of internet business in India, the IT Act 2000 and its arrangements contain numerous positive viewpoints. Initially, the ramifications of these arrangements for the re-organizations would be that email would now be a substantial and authoritative document of correspondence in our country that can be properly created and affirmed in a courtroom.

 

2.      Organizations will currently have the option to complete electronic trade utilizing the lawful foundation is given by the Act.

 

3.      Computerized marks have been given lawful legitimacy and authorization in the Act.

 

4. The act opens up the entryways for the section of corporate organizations occupied with being Certifying Authorities for giving Digital Signatures Certificates.

 

5.      The Act currently permits the Government to give warning on the web along these lines proclaiming e-administration.

 

6. The act empowers the organizations to record any frame, application, or some other report with any office, authority, body, or office claimed or constrained by the proper Government in electronic structure by methods for such electronic a structure as might be recommended by the fitting Government.

 

7.      The IT Act likewise addresses the significant issues of security, which are so basic to the achievement of electronic exchanges. The Act has given a lawful definition to the idea of secure computerized marks that would be needed to have been going through an arrangement of a security system, as specified by the Government sometime in the not too distant future.

 

8.      Under the IT Act, 2000, it will currently be feasible for corporates to have a legal cure if anybody breaks into their PC frameworks or organization and causes harm or duplicates information. The cure given by the Act is as financial harms, not surpassing Rs. 1 crore.

 

 

IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT CYBER FRAUD :

 

·         Wrongdoings perpetrated by utilizing an organization or PC is known as Cyber Fraud.

 

·         Cyber Fraudsters either utilize the PC as an instrument to perpetuate the wrongdoing or point the PC to carry out the wrongdoing.

 

·         Digital violations can cut down an individual, an establishment, or even an entire country with the break of security.

 

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