The World of Cyber What is Cybercrime? Cybercrime was and still is a popular way of committing a crime. Computers are used as a tool in cybercrime. Computers have access to the internet where all crime happen. The crimes that are usually committed are more traditional, like Internet fraud, identity theft, and credit card account thefts.
The main focus of this paper is to describe the types of computer crimes and its effects on individuals and businesses. Computer crime or Cyber Crime is defined as any type of crime that involves or regards a computer or computer network. Cyber Crime mainly means that the computer may be used as a tool in the commission of the crime or the computer may be the main target of the criminal’s crime. The rapid growth of technology and gadgets as well as the further de... ... middle of paper ... ...ng to many individuals who have suffered from hacking, phishing, scams, identity theft, fraud etc. Computer crime describes a very broad category of offenses, which include anything that requires an electronic device or the Internet.
Cyber attacks and effects Cyberspace is constantly under assault. Cyber spies, thieves, saboteurs, and thrill seekers break into computer systems, steal personal data and trade secrets, vandalize Web sites, disrupt service, sabotage data and systems, launch computer viruses and worms, conduct fraudulent transactions, and harass individuals and companies. These attacks are facilitated with increasingly powerful and easy-to-use software tools, which are readily available for free from thousands of Web sites on the Internet. Many of the attacks are serious and costly. The ILOVEYOU virus for example, was estimated to have infected tens of millions of users and cost billions of dollars in damage.
Individuals and businesses should recognize each new cyber attack and make themselves aware of the consequences each attack can create. This paper will discuss the new cyber attacks that are increasing and how individuals and businesses are affected. Internet Grows More Dangerous Cyberspace fraud has been increasing vastly with new technological advances in cyber security. With these new advances the internet has become vulnerable to various kinds of e-commerce fraud. 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.
Cybercrime affecting the society Like every other technological development, virtual world not only attacks several individual but also teach them new ways of committing crimes.The computer is seems to be an indispensable tool for various cyber-crimes. Cyber crime involves a computer and a network that may have been used in the commission of a crime The crime in cyber world is most common and perhaps the most complicated problem in this globalization era which is termed as cybercrime. Cybercrimes are defined as: "Offences that are committed against individuals or groups of individuals with a criminal motive to intentionally harm the reputation of the victim or cause physical or mental harm to the victim directly or indirectly, using modern telecommunication networks such as Internet (Chat rooms, emails, notice boards and groups) and mobile phones (SMS/MMS)" (Hassan). These kinds of crimes are the one that threatens the security of our nation and affects our financial health. In addition, these problems are highly surrounding the society, which forms a high profile of crime, particularly activities that are mostly surrounded by child pornography, cracking and copyright infringement.
Computer Crime Is Increasing A report discussing the proposition that computer crime has increased dramatically over the last 10 years. Introduction Computer crime is generally defined as any crime accomplished through special knowledge of computer technology. Increasing instances of white-collar crime involve computers as more businesses automate and the information held by the computers becomes an important asset. Computers can also become objects of crime when they or their contents are damaged, for example when vandals attack the computer itself, or when a "computer virus" (a program capable of altering or erasing computer memory) is introduced into a computer system. As subjects of crime, computers represent the electronic environment in which frauds are programmed and executed; an example is the transfer of money balances in accounts to perpetrators' accounts for withdrawal.
Hacking, as we know, is present in our society. From time to time, we see on the news how a website or a database was hacked and passwords or even some credit cards information have been stolen. All of these events affect our communities and make us wonder how safe we are from a cyber-attack, after all, all of important data like our social security number are stored on databases. Even government agencies have suffered this intrusion from a hacker that has put at risk the safety of its citizens. How it all did begin and how it affects our society?
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.
It was a challenge to all hackers, and an honor to be considered a hacker. But when a few hackers began to use their skills to break into private computer systems and steal money, or interfere with the system's operations, the word acquired its current negative meaning. With the growing use of computers and the increase in computer crimes, early detection, deterring computer crimes, and new laws regulating and punishing these computer crimes are necessary. Without it, chaos will be the end result. The Growing Threat of Computer Crime Do you think your company’s computer systems are secure?
With every day that passed, identity theft was on the rise. Common identity thefts varied from credit cards and bank frauds to identity and government document frauds. Identity theft happened when private information was inputted in online websites, retail stores, and sometimes people stealing from mailboxes or phishing on the Internet. Identity theft is a dangerous issue which causes problems such as fraud, positions personal information at risk, and permits the misuse of government documents. Fraud was the main problem that arose when identity theft happened to an individual.