Question-1 | Ch-6 Societal Impact | NCERT Solution IP-12

After practicals, Atharv left the computer laboratory but forgot to sign off from his email account. Later, his classmate Revaan started using the same computer. He is now logged in as Atharv. He sends inflammatory email messages to few of his classmates using Atharv’s email account. Revaan’s activity is an example of which of the following cyber-crime? Justify your answer.
a) Hacking
b) Identity theft
c) Cyber bullying
d) Plagiarism


b) Identity Theft

Its an example of Identity Theft because using anyone’s identifiable information such as email accounts, bank credentials, Aadhar, PAN etc. illegally or unlawfully without his/her concern is act of Identity Theft.

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