Cyber Law in India

Sl.No Offences Section Under IT Act
1 Tampering with computer source Documents Sec.65
2 Hacking with computer systems , Data Alteration Sec.66
3 Sending offensive messages through communication service, etc Sec.66A
4 Dishonestly receiving stolen computer resource or communication device Sec.66B
5 Identity theft Sec.66C
6 Cheating by personation by using computer resource Sec.66D
7 Violation of privacy Sec.66E
8 Cyber terrorism Sec.66F
9 Publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form Sec .67
10 Publishing or transmitting of material containing sexually explicit act, etc. in electronic form Sec.67A
11 Punishment for publishing or transmitting of material depicting children in sexually explicit act, etc. in electronic form Sec.67B
11 Preservation and Retention of information by intermediaries Sec.67C
12 Powers to issue directions for interception or monitoring or decryption of any information through any computer resource Sec.69
13 Power to issue directions for blocking for public access of any information through any computer resource Sec.69A
14 Power to authorize to monitor and collect traffic data or information through any computer resource for Cyber Security Sec.69B
15 Un-authorized access to protected system Sec.70
16 Penalty for misrepresentation Sec.71
17 Breach of confidentiality and privacy Sec.72
18 Publishing False digital signature certificates Sec.73
19 Publication for fraudulent purpose Sec.74
20 Act to apply for offence or contraventions committed outside India Sec.75
21 Compensation, penalties or confiscation not to interfere with other punishment Sec.77
22 Compounding of Offences Sec.77A
23 Offences with three years imprisonment to be cognizable Sec.77B
24 Exemption from liability of intermediary in certain cases Sec.79
25 Punishment for abetment of offences Sec.84B
26 Punishment for attempt to commit offences Sec.84C
27 Offences by Companies Sec.85
Note : Sec.78 of I.T. Act empowers Police Inspector to investigate cases falling under this Act
28 Sending threatening messages by e-mail Sec .503 IPC
29 Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman Sec.509 IPC
30 Sending defamatory messages by e-mail Sec .499 IPC
31 Bogus websites , Cyber Frauds Sec .420 IPC
32 E-mail Spoofing Sec .463 IPC
33 Making a false document Sec.464 IPC
34 Forgery for purpose of cheating Sec.468 IPC
35 Forgery for purpose of harming reputation Sec.469 IPC
36 Web-Jacking Sec .383 IPC
37 E-mail Abuse Sec .500 IPC
38 Punishment for criminal intimidation Sec.506 IPC
39 Criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication Sec.507 IPC
40 When copyright infringed:- Copyright in a work shall be deemed to be infringed Sec.51
41 Offence of infringement of copyright or other rights conferred by this Act. Any person who knowingly infringes or abets the infringement Sec.63
42 Enhanced penalty on second and subsequent covictions Sec.63A
43 Knowing use of infringing copy of computer programme to be an offence Sec.63B
44 Obscenity Sec. 292 IPC
45 Printing etc. of grossly indecent or scurrilous matter or matter intended for blackmail Sec.292A IPC
46 Sale, etc., of obscene objects to young person Sec .293 IPC
47 Obscene acts and songs Sec.294 IPC
48 Theft of Computer Hardware Sec. 378
49 Punishment for theft Sec.379
50 Online Sale of Drugs NDPS Act
51 Online Sale of Arms Arms Act
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