Cyber Crime Act in India

Cyber Law in India

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
29. 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

Note : Sec.78 of I.T. Act empowers Police Inspector to investigate cases falling under this Act

27. Offences by Companies Sec.85
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 of 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.


  1. Very informative. I am in Rajasthan Distt. Alwar. Can you please help to whom I should contact for complaint regarding Cyber Crime. Thanks. Havansh Malik.

  2. If a unknown lady or girl demand for porn film and first she send a film to person after this he also send a film. Now what can the lady do against person.

  3. Can you please help to whom I should contact for complaint regarding forgery on phone/WhatsApp messages from w Bengal Kolkata. So what act about that?

  4. One weekly newspaper published a deformative matter on whatsapp against reputed daily newspaper. Complaint application given to police but no effective action taken. How can we complaint for d same according to cyber crime act.

  5. Iam Fareena parveen from nizamabad Telengana state. My husband have hacked my family and relatives phone no to get what conversation we have done in the past and now on the basis of that he blackmailed me that he will not leave me and if I Will leave him then he’ll give those proves to my sister’s in law family members and break there marriage. So I would like to contact someone who can help me in this matter and also his brother in law is inspector so even if we go and complain in our district he will get help for sure

  6. Fareena
    without your permission
    hacking of your phone as well as controlling your phone
    is the offence in IT Act section 66 and 66b also
    you can revolt for that act
    for any consult
    call me at 7017488826

  7. My self Kumar Supriya I’am a cyber crime victim. Facing a cyber crime related to Facebook. A person created a fake account on Facebook by the name of Manasi Kumari and sending bad and vulger things about me to my friends and colleagues here is the Facebook link of that Manasi Kumar and along with this there is one more fake I’d us available that is spreading fake and bad content about me and the account is created by the Number 7080919545 with the name Jassi Back.
    Kindly, suggest me something and help me to come out of these things.

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