Information Technology Act and Cyber Terrorism: A Critical Review

17 Pages Posted: 25 Nov 2011

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Debarati Halder

Centre for Cyber Victim Counselling (CCVC)

Date Written: August 1, 2011


Cyber space is being used as a chosen platform for conveying the messages of terrorism since the inception of easy communication methods through various cyber pockets. In India, cyber space had been used in the recent major terror attacks in 2009 and 8. The striking factor here is, the Indian Information technology Act,2000 (amended in 2008) had criminalised cyber terrorism through its amended version; but the fundamentalist organizations and individuals have continued to breach the laws . This paper aims to research into the loopholes of this particular law which may instigate more unethical usage of the cyber space for the fulfillment of terrorist purposes.

Keywords: Mumbai Blast, 2008, Cyber terrorism, Cyber terrorism in India, Information Technology Act, 2000 (amended in 2008)

JEL Classification: K14, K42, K39

Suggested Citation

Halder, Debarati, Information Technology Act and Cyber Terrorism: A Critical Review (August 1, 2011). Available at SSRN: or

Debarati Halder (Contact Author)

Centre for Cyber Victim Counselling (CCVC) ( email )



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