CRIME STUDY ON TARGETTED WOMEN VIA INTERNET
By P. Lavanya
Cyber crimes against women are on the raise and women have been drastically victimized in the cyberspace. Some perpetrators try to defame women by sending obscene e-mails, stalking women by using chat rooms, websites etc., developing pornographic videos where women are depicted in compromising positions mostly created without their consent, spoofing e-mails, morphing of images for pornographic content etc. The sex-offenders look for their victims on social network websites, and also on job or marriage websites where people post their personal information for better prospect. The revealing of personal information has made women more a casualty of cybercrime. It is evident that victimization of women is leading to cyber crime and vice versa. While there are many instances where women in western countries are victimized, there is a raise of such victimization of women in the eastern regions such as India and these women are relatively with less legal protection and they are unique than their western counterparts.
Cyber crime, women, cyber harassment, stalking, scams
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