International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research


International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
Vol. 3, Issue 12 (2017)

Causes of increasing rate of Cyber Crime through social networking sites


Shalini Gupta, Anamika Singh, Sheela Kumari, Neelma Kunwar

India is one of the very few countries to enact IT Act 2000 to combat cyber crimes. The Act has termed certain offences as hacking, publishing of obscene materials in the net, tampering the data etc. as punishable offences (Halder, 2006). However, there is lack of clarity and jurisdiction to keep pace with new forms of cyber crimes and lack of international treaties on cyber crimes to track the sources of crime originating in other countries.
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