Decoding the Petya Ransomware Attack

By Sunidhi Singh, Army Institute of Law, Mohali.

“Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master.”

Christian Lous Lange

Computers were invented to help human beings perform tough and time consuming tasks accurately, within seconds and the internet was developed as a research and information sharing tool. However, our present situation is a total reverse. Today’s techno-savvy world, though sophisticated, is also a hub of several misdeeds. `Cybercrime’ is growing dangerously in a technical age where computers are used as a weapon to commit real world crimes. (more…)

Cyber Stalking: Development and Need for Law Reforms

By Shrutika Garg, Jamnalal Bajaj School of Legal Studies, Banasthali Vidyapith.

The technological era has led to so many changes in the lifestyle of people. But it has also opened doors for criminal offenders. Earlier, there was a crime called stalking, which meant following someone, or annoying them to cause trouble. This stalking was seen in the small colonies, cities, etc. In this digital era, when people can easily reach any corner of the world, this crime has taken a different form, called Cyber Stalking. Cyberstalking is the use of Internet or other electronic means to stalk or harass an individual, a group, or an organisation. It may include defaming the person, libel or slander, or imposing false accusations with a desire to control, intimidate or influence the victim. Women and children are the biggest targets of such offenders. (more…)

Digital India Week

By Piyush Jain, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab.

Digital India, a flagship programme of the Government of India, aims to “transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy”. The Digital India programme is transformational in nature and would ensure that Government services are available to citizens electronically. It would also bring in public accountability through the mandated delivery of government’s services electronically; a Unique ID and e-Pramaan based on authentic and standard based interoperable and integrated government applications and data basis. The programme will be implemented in phases from the current year till 2018. (more…)