Which of the following is not a cybercrime?

By Mandeep Kumar|Updated : September 27th, 2022

(a) Phishing

(b) Cyber Stalking

(c) Identity Theft

(d) Online Chatting

Online Chatting is not a cybercrime. Only internet talking is NOT a cybercrime out of the alternatives.

Why Online Chatting is not a Cybercrime?

  • Online chatting is a form of online communication that enables real-time text message exchange between users.
    • Talkomatic was the first online chat platform, and it was introduced in 1973.
    • Facebook, WhatsApp, Gmail, Chat-Avenue, and eBuddy are notable websites that offer browser-based chat services.
  • Cybercrime is any crime that uses a computer as a tool of the crime.
    • Cybercrimes include identity theft, phishing, and cyberstalking, for instance.
  • Phishing is the practise of sending phony emails under the guise of well-known companies in an effort to get private data like passwords and credit card numbers.
  • Identity theft is the illegal acquisition and fraudulent use of identifying information to buy goods and services.
  • Cyberstalking is the act of threatening or harassing someone online or through another technological medium.

Summary:

Which of the following is not a cybercrime? (a) Phishing (b) Cyber Stalking (c) Identity Theft (d) Online Chatting

Chatting online is not a kind of cybercrime. It is a form of communication that enables text message exchange between users. The crime that involves the use of the internet, laptop, mobile, etc. to harm an individual, organisation, etc. is cybercrime.

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