Assistant IT & Cyber Laws

Cyber Laws – 12

സൈബർ നിയമങ്ങൾ, സൈബർ കുറ്റകൃത്യങ്ങൾ എന്നീ പ്രധാന ഭാഗങ്ങളുമായി ബന്ധപ്പെട്ട ചോദ്യങ്ങളാണ് ഇന്നത്തെ പാഠത്തിൽ ഉൾപ്പെടുത്തിയിരിക്കുന്നത്.

  • First cyber law in India

IT Act 2000


  • IT Act 2000 was enacted on

9th June 2000


  • IT Act 2000 came into force on

17th October 2000


  • Four types of cyber laws are

Laws relating to digital contracts, digital property, digital rights, and cyber crimes


  • The headquarters of Asian school of cyber laws



  • First cyber crime police station in India



  • First cyber post office in India



  • First cyber forensic laboratory in India



  • First cyber police station in Kerala

Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram


  • No of chapters and sections in IT Act 2000

13 chapters and 94 sections


  • Regulatory authority of IT Act 2000

Controller of certifying authority appointed by the central government


  • IT regulations 2001 came into force on

9th July 2001


  • Cyber offenses according to IT Act 2000

Tampering with computer document, Hacking with a computer system, Intrusion into a protected system, Misrepresentation, Confiscation


  • The term Electronic signature was introduced by

IT Act (Amendment) 2008


  • IT Amendment Act 2008 giving more focus on

Information Security


  • No of chapters and sections in IT Act 2008

124 sections and 14 Chapters


  • IT Amendment Act 2008 was passed by the houses of parliament on

23rd and 24th December 2008


  • IT Amendment Act 2008 received presidential assent on

5th February 2009


  • IT Amendment Act 2008 came into force on

27th October 2009


  • According to IT Amendment Act 2008 who is responsible for investigating cyber crimes

Any Police officer not below the rank of deputy superintendent of police (DSP)


  • First cybercrime in the World was registered against

Joseph Marie Jacquard


  • First cybercrime in India was registered against

Arif Asim


  • First Asian country to enforce cyber laws



  • Nodal agency in India that deals with cyber threats

CERT-IN (Indian Computer Emergency Response Team ICERT)


  • CERT-IN was established in



  • Who is responsible for blocking websites in India



  • CERT-IN serves as

National agency for incident response


  • Tribunal formed to handle the disputes in cyber laws

Cyber Appellate Tribunal (Initially called as Cyber Regulations Appellate Tribunal-CRAT)


  • CRAT was established in



  • Cybercrime is defined as

A crime in which a computer is the object of the crime


  • Cybercrime in which computer is a target

Virus\Worm\Trojan horse attack, Hacking, Denial of Service attack etc


  • Cybercrime in which computer is a weapon

IPR violations, credit card frauds, pornography, Cyberterrorism


  • Unauthorized access to another person’s company’s data is called



  • Act of any intentional false communication that harms the reputation of an individual, business, product, government or nation is called

Defamation (Also known as Calumny, Vilification, or Traducement)


  • Practice of sending fake emails in the name of reputed companies to retrieve personal information such as passwords and credit card numbers



  • Counterfeit currency notes, postage and revenue stamps, mark sheets etc can be forged using sophisticated computers, printers and scanners is called as



  • Impersonation of another person is considering as



  • Repeatedly sending an email message to a particular address to abuses is called as

Email bombing


  • Email bombing is considered as a type of

Denial of Service attack


  • Use of emails for sending unsolicited bulk emails (spams) and commercial messages over the internet

Email Spamming


  • Creation of email messages with fake sender address to mislead the recipient

Email Spoofing


  • Email spamming and phishing users

Email Spoofing


  • Technique commonly used to hide the origin of Email message

Email Spoofing


  • Email spoofing in India charges the offender for forgery under section

IPC 463


  • Portrayal of sexual acts for the purpose of sexual excitement



  • Persons who intentionally prey upon children are known as


(To be Continued…)