Most of the times, the reasons people decide to become black hat hackers are financial gain, trying to damage the image of a certain politician or because they want to be well known by society. Even hacking can be used to fight a war, for example some hackers targeted the Iranian nuc... ... middle of paper ... ... of this events, there have been many discussions wether the government should control the internet in order to prevent protests and riots. In the example above, the internet was used for an unethical cause. Internet was used to coordinate and motivate people to cause commotion among the citizens. The dilemma now is how we protect the internet from these unethical usages.
These attacks can be executed to break into your computer through the internet and steal your personal information. Security threats are derived from people who create them purposely. These people are called hackers. Hackers can create security threats and viruses. Most hackers are computer programmers who use their knowledge of security threats and malware to victimize other people by breaking into their systems to steal or destroy information.
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.
Corporate spies and unethical employees are other types of cybercrime perpetrators. Some corporate spies have excellent computer and networking skills and are hired to break into a specific computer and steal its proprietary data and information, or to help identify security risks in their own organization. Unethical employees may break into their employers’ computers for a variety of reasons. They may want to exploit a security weakness, receive financial gains from selling confidential information, or even to seek revenge (Gonzalez). A cyberextortionist is someone who demands payment to stop an attack on an organization’s technology infrastructure.
Like any ransomware program, this Policeweblab.com virus will blame PC user that they have been involved in crimes. The notice claims that the user is caught visiting a lot of porn stuff at a number of porn sites involving minors, propagating porn stuff and so on. The notice states that visiti... ... middle of paper ... ...computer starts its vicious task by compromising registry folder before opening a backdoor to the infected PC. This backdoor is created with the help of Trojan which gets onto a targeted PC without the knowledge of PC user. The backdoor helps hacker to install malicious program without the knowledge and consent of PC users.
There are multiple ways of attacking, or hacking a website, and Anonymous uses multiple forms of it to keep the Feds off of their trail. Anonymous uses these copious amounts of attacks to penetrate a systems hard drive, and they either steal information or crash the memory of the computers. Sometimes, the hackers will use password-cracking software that are run from all the computers of Anonymous members and wreak havoc on the computer’s system they want to hack. Then, an easy password will come back to them and they have the tools to crack into a company’s website they want. Also, fake e-mails can be sent to legitimate users who could then accidentally click on a link that can enable hackers to install spyware into a computer to have access to valuable information.
Hackers are people who are getting into our computer systems, destroying our personal property and stealing our information. Years ago, a hacker was a person who was capable of creating elegant and or unusual uses of technology. These days, a hacker refers to a person who attempts to penetrate security systems on remote computers (Hackers 2). Not only are computer hackers causing many problems for businesses, they are also causing many problems for the average person. Hackers get in personal information and get a hold of credit card numbers, various banking accounts and financial information, and just about anything else they want to know about you.
Also governments are in the scope of some hacker protester groups such as RedHack in Turkey and Anonymous. These hackers groups had hacked some of the governments systems and stole data as a protest. To conclude, in the world we live in computers, mobile phones, TV’s, network connections are in everywhere. These beautiful technology products threats privacy of the data. Hackers could easily own our private data by hacking but on the other hand hacking is an excellent way to find & fix vulnerabilities and build stronger defense systems.
The first group is ones that target computer networks. These include: malware, viruses, code, hacking, spam, and vandalism. ("Computer Crime") The second group is crimes that use computer networks. These include: identity theft (the most common internet crime), internet scams, cyber stalking, fraud, harassment, drug trafficking, cyber terrorism, copyright infringement, child pornography, and the disposal of stolen goods (black market). (Hinders) All of the crimes listed above successfully exist on the internet.
Each of these threats is serious in nature and one should act upon it immediately before more damage is done. One type of threat people have to deal with is the annoying malevolent code, better known to most of us as malware and spyware. This type of threat goes through the security system of the individual when that person accesses a website or opens an email that is infected. Malware and spyware are capable of finding ways to get into your computer by loopholes and cement themselves in your system which allows them to copy personal information and worm their way into other computers by emails that you send. These threats can be quite sneaky as they say they will do one thing but instead do a totally opposite thing and in return infects the computer without your knowledge.