With computers on the rise, and the government converting to computers, the government needed a way to discourage and prosecute someone that damaged or gained access to the government’s information, and any other kind of computer. This law was also made to protect any kind of businesses computers or servers. The CFAA also is considered a net that Congress throws all the bad fish in. Including “fraud, hacking, piracy, DOS (Denial of Service) attacks, trafficking passwords, (selling, stealing, and buying passwords), and distributing malicious code.” To summarize the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act it protects “anything that connects to the internet”. Computers were on the rise (being used more often), and so were computer crimes.
1). Zero-day exploits have grown into a new technology market where security specialists are paid for discovering vulnerabilities in software and methods to halt the potential vulnerability in its software According to Simonite (2013) Zero-day exploit is a customizable software program used to infiltrate onto a computer system without detection by conventional computer security measures, such as antivirus packages or firewalls (Simonlite, 2013, para. 4). Zero-day exploits are used by hackers, cyber terrorist and social activist to steal credit card.sensitive information or to incite fear. Military... ... middle of paper ... ...sdirected to a site used to spread malware or spam on to a computer system.
The intruders staged a massive attempt to access user accounts on its PlayStation Network and other online entertainment services (Hosaka,2011). ; this is also an example of port scan. Port scans and ping sweep, is very dangerous for companies because it will allow people to hack your network or personal information and create viruses that could do a lot of damage to your computer or network. Port scan is a very popular tool that many hackers use to get unauthorized access to a lot of networks across the world. A port scan is a series of messages sent by a hacker that is attempting to break into a computer to learn which computer network services have an open port.
Voip scams, phishing, and denial of service attacks. Retrieved from http://www.voip-news.com/feature/voip-scams-phishing-dos-011107/ Harper, Allen; Shon Harris; Jonathan Ness; Chris Eagle; Gideon Lenkey; Terron Williams (2011-01-12). Gray Hat Hacking The Ethical Hackers Handbook, 3rd Edition (Kindle Locations 7554-7557). McGraw-Hill Osborne Media. Kindle Edition.
This clearly proven this hacking issue was done by them. The hacking issues not only happen from hackers to organization, but also attacked personal property like bank account, Facebook account, ATM card password, and so much. Hacking is a cyberethic issue which bring the meaning of use a computer to gain unauthorized access to information and data in a system without the intention of destroying data (Hacking, 2004). Hacking is done by someone called Hacker. A hacker utilizes a... ... middle of paper ... ... madleets’ Takes credit.
INTRODUCTION Two of the common known attacks on computing systems are the deployment of computer viruses and malware. Computer viruses are minute program which is “embedded inside an application or within a data file which can copy itself into another program“(Adams et al, 2008 ) for the sole determination of meddling with normal computer operations. The consequences may range from corruption and deletion of data; propagation of virus on to network and deployment through attachments through emails in order to further creating havoc to all associated computing devices. Malwares are mischievous programs crafted to agitate or forbid normal operations to gather selected information which may lead to loss of privacy through exploitation; gain unauthorized entry into system resources and other abusive behavior”. The taxonomy of malware includes: Trojan Horses; Viruses, Worms and Zombies (Adams et al, 2008).
Colored HATS IN NETWORK SECURITY In Computer security terminology Hacker is a person or group of persons, who exploit, modify and identify weakness in a computer system or network. Hacker may be motivates of reasons such as profit, protest and challenge. based on attitude, belief, and goals hacker groups are categories such as Black hat White hat Grey hat Blue hat Black hat: Black hat are the "hackers" which means they intentionally sent a malicious code into the computer system or network. black hat hackers are violate the rules of computer security. black hat hackers hack the system without authorization and destroy files or steal data for their purposes.
The increases of piracy and hacking have caused negative effects on the economy and society of the world. First of all, the increasing numbers of piracy and hacking are contributed by not knowing that the people are actually committing an illegal activity, and the results are unexpected, harsh punishments. To begin, computer hacking is defined as “the practice of modifying computer hardware and software to accomplish a goal outside of the creator’s original purpose” (“What is Computer Hacking?”). An example of hacking that most people do not know about is Jailbreaking an Ipod. Jailbreaking allows the product to be independent from the creators, in this case, Apple.
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Another definition found Criminal Hacking Criminal Hackers terrorize the world using their computer skills to make viruses that can damage a computer. They also hack companies, security systems, people’s computers for their own pure desire to do evil etc. Absolutely anyone can be a victim to these kinds of hackers. Some hackers may have specific targets but anyone can still end up being hacked. One example of bad hackers is what happened worldwide to Target companies.