Sextortion & Cyber Law

Friday, 02nd February, 2024

Sextortion is a serious problem which is reaching epidemic levels in India. What is it and which laws may be applicable in case you are a victim?

1. What is Sextortion?

Sextortion involves blackmail using sexually explicit videos or images, often obtained or created through cheating people.

 

2. Real-Life Story

A Bengaluru engineer was blackmailed for Rs 6,28,901 after online entrapment.

 

3. The Emotional Toll

Victims experience:

❌ immense stress
❌ fear of exposure
❌ financial loss

 

4. Our Secret Tips

✅ Avoid sharing personal details online
✅ Don’t click on strange links
✅ Keep strong passwords
✅ Don’t take random video calls
✅ Don’t share private pictures

 

5. Cyber Law in Action

Section 66E of the Information Technology Act: Violation of privacy

Section 67 of the Information Technology Act: Publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form.

Section 67A of the Information Technology Act: Publishing or transmitting material containing a sexually explicit act.

Section 354C of the Indian Penal Code: Voyeurism.

Section 354D of the Indian Penal Code: Stalking.

Section 384 of the Indian Penal Code: Extortion.

Section 506 of the Indian Penal Code: Criminal intimidation.