3. Social Media
• A popular free social networking website that
allows registered users to create profiles,
upload photos and video, send messages and keep
in touch with friends, family and colleagues
• A photo messaging application that enables
the user to take pictures, record videos, add texts
and drawings, and send them to a list of recipients.
• A Free online photo sharing and
social network platform that allows members users to upload, edit and share
photos with other members through the Instagram website, email, and social
media sites such asTwitter, Facebook,Tumblr.
• A Free social networking microblogging service that allows registered
members to broadcast short posts called tweets.Twitter members can
broadcast tweets and follow other users' tweets by using multiple platforms
5. Benefits of Social Media
1. Communication with friends and family members;
can comment on life events
1. Ways to update on one’s life without a phone call or
2. Can contact people they haven’t talked to or heard
from in a while.
3. Allows for self expression (Art, music and political
4. Helps develop self-identity.
6. Risks/Dangers of Social Media
7. Using Social Media Safely
Privacy and security settings exist for a reason: Learn about and use the
privacy and security settings on social networks. They are there to help you
control who sees what you post and manage your online experience in a
Keep personal info personal: Be cautious about how much personal
information you provide on social networking sites. The more information you
post, the easier it may be for a hacker or someone else to use that information
to steal your identity, access your data or commit other crimes such as stalking.
When in doubt, throw it out: Links in email, tweets, posts and online
advertising are often how cybercriminals try to steal your personal information.
Even if you know the source, if something looks suspicious, delete it.
8. Know what action to take: If someone is harassing or threatening you,
remove them from your friends list, block them and report them to the
Keep security software current: Having the latest security software, web
browser and operating system is the best defense against viruses,
malware and other online threats.
Own your online presence: When applicable, set the privacy and security
settings on websites to your comfort level for information sharing. It’s OK
to limit how and with whom you share information.
Unique account, unique passphrase: Having separate passphrases for
every account helps to thwart cybercriminals. At a minimum, separate
your work and personal accounts and make sure that your critical
accounts have the strongest passphrases.
10. CASES REGISTERED UNDER CYBER CRIME CASES DURING 2015 (All
owered by DevInfo, UNICEF
Crime Heads under
2013 2014 2015 2013 2014 2015
Offences by Public
1 0 0 - 2 0 0 -
Electronic Records for
12 1 4 300.0 11 1 2 50.0
3 Cheating@ - 1,115 2,255 102.2 - 335 754 55.6
4 Forgery 747 63 45 -28.6 626 58 72 19.4
5 Data Theft@ - 55 84 52.7 - 11 135 91.9
6 Criminal Breach of
518 54 42 -22.2 471 39 1,292 97
7 Counterfeiting * 59 10 12 20.0 93 8 14 42.9
8 Others - 974 980 0.6 - 772 598 -29.1
Total Offences under IPC
1,337 2,272 3,422 50.6 1,203 1,224 2,867 57.3
14. How to know if you are victim of Cyber
•Cyber defamation & cyber bullying: Publishing defamatory statements against
the CM of any state on social media platforms like Facebook or twitter.
•Cyber bullying: Posting obscene pictures of a woman on social media or
blackmailing her with her private pictures with the intention to obtain sexual
favors, sending her rape threats via text messages.
•Taking obscene pictures and videos of any woman engaged in private activities
with the use of mobile phone or camera.
• Cyber stalking: Sending messages to any woman on social media and calling her
on her mobile phone despite her clear ignorance.
•Selling pornography, obscene pictures and videos through online platform.
15. Cyber theft: Stealing personal data, financial information or business/corporate data
of any person or company from their computer systems.
Cyber Fraud:Attaching a fake electronic signature to an electronic contract.
Making a false electronic document to produce it as evidence against the accused in
the court of law.
Deceiving the customers with damaged products on e-commerce platforms
(Amazon, OLX India, Flipkart) and inducing them to make online payments for those
Phishing: Sending fake messages or emails with a link to a particular webpage to
induce the victims to unwittingly enter personal data (contact details, bank account
details, and passwords, etc) or with the intention to install harmful viruses in the
devices of the victims as soon as they open the link.
Hacking & cyber bullying: Hacking someone’s social media account to make fake
posts on their behalf.
Cyber terrorism & cyberextortion: Hacking someone’s computer to encrypt all the
data and files stored in the computer and demanding ransom to decrypt them.
16. PROCEDURE FOR FILLING
The cybercrime complaints can be registered on National Cyber
Crime Reporting Portal which is the initiative of the Government
of India to facilitate the nation-wide cybercrime complaints and
to make it feasible for the victims/complainants to have access to
the cybercrime cells and to all the information related to
cybercrimes at their fingertips. National Cyber Crime Reporting
Portal is one of the components of Indian Cyber Crime
Coordination Centre established by the Ministry of Home Affairs,
Government of India and deals with all types of cybercrimes.
17. Report Crime related to Women or Children
1. Child Pornography (CP)
2. Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM)- Material containing sexually
3. explicit images (in any form) of a child who is abused or exploited
4. Sexually explicit content (such as Rape/Gangrape)
Report Other Cybercrimes
1. Mobile crimes
2. Social Media crimes
3. Online financial frauds
4. Cyber trafficking
18. How to file cyber crime complaint online?
1.Go to National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal of Ministry of home affairs.
•Click on tab ‘File a Complaint’. Then accept the terms and conditions and click on
‘Accept’ tab. It will lead you to new page.
•On new page you will get to two options. If your complaint is related to cyber
crime against woman or child then choose option ‘Report cyber crime related to
women/child’ and click on ‘Report’. In these cases you can also report
If your complaint is related other than this then click on ‘Report other cyber
•After choosing right option you have to login for website. For login, fill all the
information required then enter your mobile number to generate OTP (One Time
Password).While choosing State/UT choose option where crime was committed.
•Fill all the details and submit. You will get number by which you can track your