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Software Related Issues

Software issues along with sections of IT Act, 2000 applicable to them are mentioned below:

  • Source Code Theft A Source code generally is the most coveted and important “crown jewel” asset of a company. Provisions applicable:- Sections 43, 66, 66B of IT Act and Section 63 of Copyright Act.
  • Introducing Viruses, Worms, Backdoors, Rootkits, Trojans, Bugs All of the above are some sort of malicious programs which are used to destroy or gain access to some electronic information. Provisions Applicable:- Sections 43, 66, 66A of IT Act and Section 426 of Indian Penal Code.
  • Phishing and Email Scams Phishing involves fraudulently acquiring sensitive information through masquerading a site as a trusted entity. (E.g. Passwords, credit card information)Provisions Applicable:- Section 66, 66A and 66D of IT Act and Section 420 of IPC
  • Harassment via fake public profile on social networking site Fake profile of a person is created on a social networking site with the correct address, residential information or contact details but he/she is labelled inappropriately as ‘prostitute’ or a person of ‘loose character’. This leads to harassment of the victim. Provisions Applicable:- Sections 66A, 67 of IT Act and Section 509 of the Indian Penal Code.
  • Online Hate Community An online hate community is created inciting a religious group to act or pass objectionable remarks against a country, national figures etc. Provisions Applicable: Section 66A of IT Act and 153A & 153B of the Indian Penal Code.
  • Email Account Hacking Victim’s email account is hacked and obscene emails are sent to people in victim’s address book. Provisions Applicable:- Sections 43, 66, 66A, 66C, 67, 67A and 67B of IT Act.
  • Credit Card Fraud Unsuspecting victims would use infected computers to make online transactions. Provisions Applicable:- Sections 43, 66, 66C, 66D of IT Act and section 420 of the IPC.
  • Web Defacement The homepage of a website is replaced with a pornographic or defamatory page. Government sites generally face the wrath of hackers on symbolic days. Provisions Applicable:- Sections 43 and 66 of IT Act and Sections 66F, 67 and 70 of IT Act also apply in some cases.
  • Theft of Confidential Information Many business organizations store their confidential information in computer systems. This information is targeted by rivals, criminals and disgruntled employees. Provisions Applicable:- Sections 43, 66, 66B of IT Act and Section 426 of Indian Penal Code.
  • Online Share Trading Fraud It has become mandatory for investors to have their demat accounts linked with their online banking accounts which are generally accessed unauthorized, thereby leading to share trading frauds. Provisions Applicable: Sections 43, 66, 66C, 66D of IT Act and Section 420 of IPC

Benefits of taking swift action on encountering Software related issues:

  • Taking swift action prevents further damage or loss.
  • It prevents occurrence of future similar issues.
  • It enhances security of the software.
  • Reporting the software related issues to cyber crime cell helps trace the issue.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are some software related issues?

Some software issues include source code theft, source code modification and introducing viruses, worms or Trojan in the computer system.

Under which Act are software related issues covered?

Software related issues are covered under IT Act, 2000.

What step should be taken on encountering software related issues?

If the software related issue is serious then it should be reported to cyber crime cell so that they can take swift action.

How long does Sabkuch Legal take to deal with software related issues?

We try our best to complete your task in shortest possible time.