Cybercrimes in India

(Based on my talk delivered on July 29, 2015 as a part of the foundation program of IIT Gandhinagar)

As the name suggests, acts of crimes perpetrated on the cyberspace – as opposed to the physical space — are known as cybercrimes.  These crimes essentially make use of one or more electronic devices connected to the computer networks.  Cybercrimes differ from the traditional or physical crimes in that, in the former the perpetrator need not come close to the victim physically to harm her, and that the execution of the crime is done entirely by means of interactions between electronic devices, where the criminal may be located thousands of miles away from the crime scene.

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US government surveillance aided by AT&T, reveals the Snowden document

Yet another bombshell just came from the suspected NSA files smuggled by Edward Snowden. This time the NSA — a US government agency working under the department of defence — is purported to have been in close relationship with the telecom giant AT&T for the purpose of collecting data passing through their networks.

The NYT article.

The NSA targets include the UN also, which is headquartered at New York. It is not clear whether all the “spying” had been done with or without court orders.

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