When speaking of computer sabotage we are referring to the disruption, or destruction, of a system by malware. However, unlike electronic break-ins, where hackers gain unauthorized access to a system, computer sabotage almost always occurs due to an “operator error” as the user unknowingly welcomes malware to their own system. Computer sabotage often targets the weakest points of entry into a system and relies on the ignorance of a user to mount an attack, therefore proper training of users and the constant debugging and testing of security measures should be stressed to ensure the highest level of defense from malicious attack. Firstly, when discussing computer sabotage it is important to follow the actions that led to the incident in order to determine key areas that might be improved. One such incident is the relatively new crypto locker virus, which practically takes a user’s entire system ransom until a sum of money has been paid.
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.
The copy and distribution of digital files increased due to technology (Torr). Internet piracy, considered a problem all over the world, stands as difficult to stop along with other kinds of piracy (What Is Internet Piracy?). Anything can be digitalized and once something becomes digitalized it will be shared all over the internet (Torr). Canadian and European laws allow for the downloading of copyright files for personal us... ... middle of paper ... ...Vulnerable?"
It is normally not a one- time occurrence but repeated many times (Cyber Bullying Statistics 2013). Social media networks such as Facebook and MySpace have proven to be a popular device in bullying on the internet. Bullies will use various techniques to disguise what they are doing from outsiders. They will use codes, intentional misspellings, abbreviations and letter substitutions. Cyberbullies use different forms to bully.
There are many types of cybercrimes committed including fraud and scam, identity theft and also hacking via computer viruses or malware. A significant number of people become victims of online fraud and scam as a result of their lack of information about it and also through the process of sharing personal information. Frauds and scams usually involve deception so as to procure unlawful gain, most especially after trust is gained. In the UK alone, credit card fraud is estimated to have reached over £500 mill... ... middle of paper ... ...ts.com/emarketing.htm [Accessed 15 May 2014] • National White Collar Crime Center (2011). Criminal use of social media.
As of lately, internet frauds and social engineering has been sweeping the nation off its feet. It’s almost no challenge to hijack someone’s account when their information is floating around the online network. This paper is about the techniques of Social Engineering, examples of attackers and victims and how social engineering plays a big role in Internet Fraud. There are many types of frauds out there and the internet is making them easier. People are easily deceived because they forget that behind their computer screen is another human being who may not be who they say they are.
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The data breach at Target may have been less brute force than a casual observer might imagine, given the language used on Target’s own FAQ which describes the incident as “criminals forc[ing] their way into our system.”1 While this description might conjure an image of hackers sitting in a dimly lit room, running complex software on super powered machines, and attempting a brute force or DDoS style attack to gain access to customer information databases, the reality appears to have been slightly less glamorous. There can be a variety of unintended entries to a secure system, and criminals will go for the weakest link in the chain. This weak link may oftentimes be not a security hole in the software, but instead the users of that software. The term hacking is used as a catch-all for situations where an information system has been compromised, even though the actual attack or breach of security was nothing more than information leaking out from users or corporations not thoroughly versed in good security practices. In these cases, the breaches are more appropriately described as being a result of social engineering.
"Hacker Statistics for 2013: Daily Hacking Occurrences with Major Infrastructures Vulnerable." YourSEOToday. YourSEOToday, 8 Nov. 2013. Web. 19 Feb. 2014. International Business, Times.
As a user of the World Wide Web, it is one’s responsibility to learn more about Heartbleed, in order to help protect one’s online identity and to make sure it is protected both now and in the future. “A widespread vulnerability in OpenSSL, the software library used to secure communications on the web, has undermined the security on hundreds of thousands of web servers, and has left online companies scrambling to close the security hole,” states a bold headline written by Robert L. of Eweek Magazine Issue 1. (2014). Heartbleed allows a hacker to extract what was previously thought to be secure information using several rudimentary princip... ... middle of paper ... ...eved April 22, 2014, from EBSCO Janssen, C. (2014, April 14). What is the Heartbleed Bug?