Are Women a Soft Target for Cyber Crime in India

https://doi.org/10.48185/jitc.v3i1.503

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Cyber Crime, Women, Violations, Laws, Covid, and Challenges

Abstract

A growing global issue that might have significant social and economic repercussions is cyber violence against women. This is due to the growing popularity of social media, the spread of information via mobile devices, and the growth of the internet. Any form of sexual or gender-based violence against women that takes place through ICTs like the Internet, mobile devices, and video games is referred to as cyber violence. These technologies are ideal for using as weapons against women for a variety of reasons these include cyber stalking, sexual abuse (including sending sexually explicit or pornographic emails to the victim), cyber extortion, cyber bullying, cybersex trafficking, and phishing. Even if there are more crimes against women overall, a woman can find that experiencing a cybercrime is the most upsetting thing that has ever happened to her. More so in India, where women are devalued and cybercrimes aren't even given significant legal consideration. India's legal system's current rules and practises are shown to have gaps in Cyber Crimes against Women, as well as what can be done to keep individuals secure online. In this essay, I'd want to discuss the various cybercrimes that can affect women and how they can harm them. I also briefly discuss new laws that are being introduced in this field, such as the Criminal Amendment Bill, as well as the many statutes that protect women in these circumstances, such as the Information Technology Act of 2000. (2013). to reach a conclusion, I consider a number of well-known cybercrime cases. Additionally, we need to consider a couple of answers for the rising frequency of cyber crimes against ladies in India. At the end, we talk about the choices accessible to casualties of cyber crime and the changes that should be made to the overall set of laws to battle the rising tide of cyber crimes.

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2022-06-30

How to Cite

Dar, S. A., & Nagrath, D. . (2022). Are Women a Soft Target for Cyber Crime in India. Journal of Information Technology and Computing, 3(1), 23–31. https://doi.org/10.48185/jitc.v3i1.503

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