By this way a hacker could find the unprotected ways to your valuable data and fix them against a possible unauthorized access try to your data. For instance, Kevin MITNICK is a hacker who seeks for the weaknesse... ... middle of paper ... ... their privacy while surfing on web. Thus, people are afraid from hackers. Hackers could affect their friendships, relationships, negatively or stole something from them. Also governments are in the scope of some hacker protester groups such as RedHack in Turkey and Anonymous.
New ways to detect and prevent cyber fraud have been developed to discover and prevent criminals before the fact, rather than after the damage has been done. In Trends E-Magazine the article the Internet Grows More Dangerous talks about cyberspace fraud and how it is becoming more evident as business efficiency and productivity increase. It states “the more dependent we become on cyberspace the more vulnerable we become to all these threats” (25). Next, a few examples of cyberspace threats were discussed. To list a few: “A Microsoft Windows computer worm labeled Stuxnet targets industrial software” (24).
The World Wide Web has become a catalyst for hackers, organize criminals, insider threats, political, social action groups, and anonymous groups to excite fear on individuals, private and the public sector. These threat actors can launch malware, rootkits, spam, botnets and a host of other threat vectors at any occasion. IT Specialist and system administrator’s job duties are to test, patch and install the latest security updates and software fixes on an organization existing system. However, this task can become a race against time in trying to mitigate a security breach. Many times the system admin has to wait for the software vendor to produce a patch to fix the problem.
I want to do my research paper on Cyber Terrorism because I want to stress to people that this is a big problem and will become worse in the future since everything is being done in Cyber Space these days. In this research paper, I will prove that hackers gain power and publicity with crimes they commit through cyber space. And it is easy for even amateur hackers to gain information and money from powerful organization without any detection or suspicion. Hacking is also a costly and destructive force for people in Cyber Space. Cyber Terrorism is such a destructive force that our country lost millions of dollars to hacking terrorists from other countries.
Often times, vi... ... middle of paper ... ...n. While many people don’t realize it, there is always risk when you use the internet. You must be able to know how to defend yourself against these attacks or you risk losing it all. References Denholm, Martin. "The Number One Threat to America's National Security." Tech Innovation Daily.
Introduction Source code is the lifeblood of all high tech software organizations. If it falls into the wrong hands, a company will very likely experience damagingly costly repercussions. As a result, most tech companies invest a relatively large chunk of their revenues into network security. Why do people pirate software? The obvious answer is: people want to use the software, but not pay for it.
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.
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are a major means of unsettling a business. A DDoS attack often begins with setting up an attack network. The attackers use tools like Nmap and Nessus and find vulnerable machines which become secondary targets using which the attack on the victim is launched from. While organizations cannot prevent attackers from using these secondary targets certain mitigation strategies like load balancing, throttling or dropping requests are security countermeasures that could be applied to address such concerns. The post-inci... ... middle of paper ... ... process should include questions about the location of servers on which the data gets stored.
A new bill demands that system operators become responsible for security. Hackers can be prosecuted (with subsequent heavy penalties) only if the exposed company has actively shown that it was security conscious. Further more, exposed companies are liable to other companies if their lack of security precautions allowed their computer network to become an opening for other company break-ins. Companies are dis-inclined to report breaches in security as it denotes a poor image and highlights their vulnerability. Clients demand security, and lack of it will send them elsewhere.
"1 Denial of service attacks, and the means for servers to deal with and trace such attacks, present numerous ethical issues. The Computer Emergency Response Team, CERT, is a group based at Carnegie Mellon University. CERT describes their goal as "[to] study Internet security vulnerabilities, provide incident response services to sites that have been the victims of attack, publish a variety of security alerts, do research in wide-area-networked computing, and develop information and training to help you improve security at your site." 2 This simple description presents an ethical dilemma; should this team publish information about new vulnerabilities that will provide hackers with the sources from which to create new DOS attacks? As new software packages are developed at an increasing rate, there will inevitably be more bugs that will provide vulnerabilities to DOS attacks.