The Indian Government has in 2003 announced plans on a comprehensive law for cybercrimes.

THE INFORMTION TECHNOLOGY ACT, 2000 (No. 21 of 2000)

CHAPTER XI

OFFENCES

66. Hacking with computer system.

(1) Whoever with the intent to cause or knowing that he is likely to cause wrongful loss or damage to the public or any person destroys or deletes or alters any information residing in a computer resource or dimishes its value or utility or affects it injuriously by any means, commits hack.

(2) Whoever commits hacking shall be punished with imprisonment up to three years, or with fine which may extend up to two lakh rupees, or with both.