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Legal act for cyber crime in India

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The Minister of Communications and IT, India, Mr Dayanidhi Maran told that an act has been amended with a view to provide legal framework relating to theft of data, transmission of images and video voyeurism in a seminar on 'Cyber Crime: Today and Tomorrow' organised by NASSCOM.

 

About 1,400 websites of Indian companies and government agencies have come under attack in the past six months and 55 percent of these threats were from outside the country, according to official data. The major IT crimes in the country are related to the denial of services, defacement of websites, spam, computer virus and worms, pornography, cyber squatting and cyber stalking, the minister said.

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