Understanding hacking from a legal point of view5 min read . Updated: 28 Dec 2017, 01:56 AM IST
In India, the law has not linked the act of hacking with resultant loss, damage or harm for initiation of prosecution but has applied the broader threshold of dishonest or fraudulent intent to make hacking a criminal offence
Hacking is the primary nemesis for every corporate entity and has now become a serious danger to each individual. Norton of Symantec Corp. reported that 42 million Indians were victims of cybercrime and that losses amounted to about $8 billion in 12 months (nr.tn/N3Yue1). Today, a hacker can control the cameras and all media on even personal computers to insidiously enter the personal domain of each individual to spy on them and to take photos and videos, which may then be uploaded on social media platforms. Such is the power of the hacker.