International Context of Cybercrime and Cyber Law

International Context of Cybercrime and Cyber Law

Tansif Ur Rehman (University of Karachi, Pakistan)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 12
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9715-5.ch028

Abstract

It is clearly evident that as people become more dependent on technology, they become easier targets of cybercrime, as it also could evolve to bring about new problems. It is also important to realize to what extent it is understood by common people that either they are really a victim or can be the victim of a cybercrime. This research includes significance as well as international aspects of cyber laws, initiatives by the EU, USA, China, and the role of international forum for cybercrime. At the very least, it demonstrates the fact that cybercrime attacks are an almost routine form of criminality and most internet users are likely to face an attack on a daily basis.
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Objectives

  • 1.

    To highlight the significance of cyber laws.

  • 2.

    To highlight the international aspects of cyber laws.

  • 3.

    To discuss the initiatives taken by the EU, USA, and China regarding cybercrime.

  • 4.

    To discuss the role of international forum for cybercrime.

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Characteristics Of Cybercrime

  • 1.

    Scale

  • 2.

    Accessibility

  • 3.

    Anonymity

  • 4.

    Portability or Transferability

  • 5.

    Global reach

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Varieties And Skills Of Cybercrime

  • 1.

    Hacking of Computers

  • 2.

    Denial of Service Attacks (DoS)

  • 3.

    Distributed Denial of Services Attacks (DDoS)

  • 4.

    Malware

  • 5.

    Spyware

  • 6.

    Offense Relating to Data

  • 7.

    Destroying, Disclosing, and Accessing Data

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    Misconduct in a Public Office

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    Phishing

  • 10.

    Pharming

  • 11.

    Hate and Harm

Key Terms in this Chapter

Cybercrime Legislation: The process of making laws regulating cybercrime.

Cyberterrorism: The use of information and communication technology to cause grave disruption or pervasive fear.

Cybercrime: The use of a computer to commit a crime.

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