With the invention of the internet the life of a common has changed a lot. The internet has provided a medium to interact with the people worldwide. It has brought the world closer to every man who has access to it. It has proved to be repository of the enormous information which a common man could not access easily. It has also given new dimensions to business and trade. Social networking, entertainment, shopping, job hunt, recruitment, you name anything and its possible via the medium of internet.
The widespread use of internet has also given a new face to the crime and a new medium to the bad elements to commit crime.
Cyberspace is a technical term used for the electronic medium of computer networks, in which online communication takes place. It comes alive only when two or more computers are networked together. The term has a very wide meaning and is not only restricted to the internet but also includes computers, computer networks, the internet, data, software etc. The crimes that are committed by using the computer as an instrument, or a target or a mean for perpetuating further crimes falls within the definition of cyber crime. Cyber law is the law that governs the crimes committed within the cyberspace. Cyber Defamation is also a cyber crime.