Detection of Cyber Crime and conviction of the offenders often poses peculiar problems due to the complex jurisdiction of the cyber space. Cyber Crime crosses all traditional jurisdictions of courts. The Tenth United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders, in a workshop devoted to the issues of crimes related to computer networks, divided Cyber Crime into the following two categories:
Cyber Crime in a narrow sense i.e., computer crime: Any illegal behavior directed by means of electronic operations that target the security of computer systems and the data processed by them.
Cyber Crime in a broader sense i.e., computer-related crime: Any illegal behavior committed by means of, or in relation to, a computer system or network, including such crimes as illegal possession and offering or distributing information by means of a computer system or network.
Inspite of these definitions an act may be illegal in one nation but not in another. The Information and Technology Act, 2000 has defined certain offences relating to cyber space and laid down punishments. Since these offences are also punishable under the Indian Penal Code 1860, people find it easier to register the cases under the IPC. With the increasing users of internet, Cyber Crime is actually on the rise in India. Among other Cyber Crimes, till date the cases of Cyber Forgery are the highest. However, the rate of cyber crime conviction in the country is very poor.