How can we raise online FIR against cyber crime?

  • How can we raise online FIR against cyber crime?

    Date : 22-02-2019 10:43

    How can we raise online FIR against cyber crime?

    The increase in the internet usage over the last decade has resulted in increasing cyber crimes and cases of online cheating. It can be quite confusing for a cyber crime victim to understand the steps to register a cyber crime FIR. In the face of an adversity, it is essential to know how to file a cyber crime complaint in India?

    At least one cyber crime is reported every 10 minutes in India. In 2017, 4035 cyber crime cases were registered under the Information Technology (IT) Act.

    Filling a cyber Complaint is not that easy, you would be recommended to discuss your case with a cyber expert or lawyer. You will find the experts easily at Lawtendo.

     

    Steps for filing complaint against cybercrime:

     

    -For Cyber Crime Complaint First of all write an application in the name head of the cyber crime cell.

    -You can file the complaint from any cyber cell of any of the cities and also send direct email on below-given email of Cyber Cell Police Station.

    -Register a Cyber Crime FIR: If you do not have access to any of the cyber cells in India, you can file a First Information Report (FIR) at the local police station. In case your complaint is not accepted there, you can approach the Commissioner or the city’s Judicial Magistrate.
    -You must provide certain documents in order to register a complaint. List of documents varies with the type of cyber crime.

     

    Information You Need to Provide while Filing a Hacking Complaint:


    -Server Logs
    -A copy of the defaced web page in soft copy as well as hard copy format, if victim’s website is defaced
    -If data are compromised on the victim’s server or computer or any other network equipment, soft copy of original data and soft copy of compromised data.
    -Access control mechanism details i.e.- Who had the access to the computer or email of the victim?
    -List of suspects if the victim is having any suspicion on anyone.
    -All relevant information leading to the answers to following questions.

    Documents you need to provide while filing an Email Related Cyber Crime Complaint:
    -The extended headers of offending e-mail and
    -The offending email from

     

    For Filing Complaints Related to Social Media Cyber Crimes:

    -One must also register a complaint on the corresponding platform where the offense was committed. The steps for the same are clearly stated on every social media platform.

    -Most of the social media platforms have a clear procedure in place for reporting any abuse or other nasty offenses. You must make sure that you report such activities in the very initial stages of its occurrence. This shall enable the concerned social media platform to take immediate steps for blocking further activities and protecting the privacy of your personal information.

    -Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube have a strict and clear redressal mechanism to protect its users from online abuse and cyber crimes. Make sure that you do your groundwork on their guidelines for reporting an abuse without waiting for an abuse to actually happen!

    Most of the cyber crimes that are covered under the Indian Penal Code are classified as cognizable offenses. A cognizable offense is the one in which a warrant is not required for an arrest or investigation.

    In this case, a police officer is bound to record a Zero FIR from the complainant. He must then forward it to the police station under the jurisdiction of the place where the offense was committed.

    The simplest way is write to the concerned Cyber Crime Cell if there is one in your city and or visit the Cell and report your complaint. They will take care of all the details they need for initiating action on your complaint.

     

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