Cyber crimes include a variety of offenses, using computers and against computers, which have serious and far reaching impacts on private individuals, business entities as well as government agencies. In the fast paced modern world, where technology keeps rapidly evolving and growing at an exponential rate, cyber crimes have become a highly challenging menace that is difficult to combat.While conventional crimes usually occur within a specific location with its own jurisdiction, cyber crimes transcend national boundaries. The resources one requires for committing such a crime are insignificant when compared to the havoc these misdemeanors can wreak. The ease, speed and anonymity with which such crimes can be committed by a person, by sitting in any corner of the world, make cyber crimes the most serious of all crimes that human race has ever encountered. A perpetrator can easily commit a crime, using technology and the chances of his or her getting caught is very lean. In the present day, computers and internet have become so common that everybody uses these facilities not only in their workplace but also at home. Technology has made life easy and people can do business and banking transactions through internet, by sitting in their homes. However, on the flipside, the development in technology has been abetting the emergence of crimes over the internet.