What is cheating by personation by using computer resources?

    Cheating by personation using computer resources, often referred to simply as "personation" or "impersonation,". It is a form of academic dishonesty where a person pretends to be someone else in order to gain an unfair advantage, typically in an online setting. This is commonly seen in educational contexts, such as online exams or assignments. In the cyber world, criminals do the same thing to gain an unfair advantage.  

Is it a Crime?

   Yes, Yes cheating by personation using computer resources can be considered a form of cybercrime. It involves fraudulent activities conducted online, which can have legal consequences. The specific legal implications and penalties for this type of behavior can vary depending on the jurisdiction and the severity of the offense. In India Information Technology Act 2000 deals with and provides punishment under Section 66D of the said Act. 

Punishment for cheating by personation by using computer resources.(Sec. 66D IT Act 2000)

       Whoever, by means of any communication device or computer resource cheats by personation, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to a fine which may extend to one lakh rupees.


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