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Many PC users are not aware of the fact that they are also downloading malware along with the free downloads. These malware programs are cunning in that they are designed to accomplish their task without interfering with the system functioning. Most of these malware programs may arrive onto a system by clicking links on social networking sites or certain links on email attachments. Generally all these spam emails with attractive offers actually will lead an infected system to the state of being locked by this malware program. Like any ransomware program, this Policeweblab.com virus will blame PC user that they have been involved in crimes.
Most viruses are created out of curiosity. There are those out there who create them out of malice, but far more of the creators are just meeting a challenge, to see if they can do it or not. A common type of virus would be a Trojan Horse, a destructive program disguised as a game, a utility, or an application. When run a Trojan Horse does something harmful to the computer system, while appearing to do something useful. A worm is also a popular type of virus.
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).
With the advent of the modern day digital computer, a new methodology of crime has been created. Electronic crime is held partly responsible for wreaking havoc in the financial world. Computer systems are under attack from a multitude of sources today. These range from human threats such as hackers to malicious code such as viruses and worms. The term hacker, though initially a positive term, has become associated with people who try to break into computer systems.
One of the most popular forms of cyber intrusion is through malware or malicious software. Malware is any software with the intentions of blocking computer use remotely, to covertly steal computer data, to secretly intercept computer data, or to subvert the transmission of data for personal profit. Most malware is... ... middle of paper ... ... cyber-crimes division will be there to protect the rest of us while we are online. Works Cited Chamelin, Neil C., and Leonard Territo. "Cybercrime."