Increasing rate of “Cyber Crimes”

On September 19, a facebook post by her boyfriend saying that he had dumped her, allegedly drove IIM Bangalore student Malini Murmu to suicide.

In July 2011, the cyber cell of Bhopal Police arrested a youth for creating  Madhya Pradesh’s CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan’s fake profile.

In April 2011, a man posted morphed photos of a girl when she turned down his marriage proposal.
With social networking sites invading in our lives like never before, Cyber crimes are emerging as a serious threat  for the times to come and posing one of the most difficult challenges before the judiciary and law enforcement agencies. Today, Cyber crimes are being carried out with impunity by teenagers who are oblivious of its consequences. Offences related to fake profiles and cyber stalking and other cyber crimes have increased two-folds since last year. A majority of offences related to cyber stalking and offensive behaviour involve people in their teens or early 20’s.

According to the police and Cyber crime experts, cases of cyber bullying and abuse are also on the rise. As more and more teenagers are getting to know about Worldwide Web, they are becoming vulnerable to offences such as pornography, hacking, stalking and even facebook flaming.

Last week, A guy after his break up with his girlfriend  morphed the photographs of the girl on the face of a nude model and circulated them on the Web. Such is the prevalent menace of the social networking sites. It seems we have completely forgotten about Internet ettiquettes and the privacy issues related to it.

One of the major reason responsible for fuelling a rise in the Cyber crimes is the “anonymity of the Net”, which gives the net users an immunity of sorts. In a way providing the culprit with an opportunity to elope.

According to Dr. Subho Ray of Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), “the net users need to evolve a culture of net ettiquette and should not get carried away by the uninhibited nature of social networking sites. We should think twice before uploading any picture or updating any information on the Net, which is a public forum”.

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Posted on October 2, 2011, in Sci- Tech and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. great job dear
    india ma har tharaf se crime bad rha or fhir ab cyber crime
    ko rukne ke liye kuch na kuch to karna hoga he
    plz kuch aisa ho sake ki kisi ki bhi fake id ka pata lagaya ja sake to fhir maja he aa jayeeeeeeee
    fhir koi bhi fake id ka rong use nai kar sake ga

  2. I totally agree with yu!! Khan Nargis 🙂 and yeah dre’s no specific way out to identify the fake profiles frm the real one’s.. bt yeah one piece f advice fr yu that don’t accept friend requests from unknown people!! 🙂

  3. A very nice and an informative article !! 🙂

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