Friday, January 8, 2016

Different Types of Computer Crime

The different types of computer crime affect people in all sectors of society. There are several computer crime categories, each covering a particular type of crime in which a computer plays a part. Nowadays, there are very many ways to think of computing devices, since tablets and smart phones can be used to commit crimes just as easily as a personal computer or Mac. This means that consumers must be very careful with any aspect of their lives which can be influenced by a computer.

Computer crime types include:
Deliberate circumvention of security systems you put in place at your home or workplace
Unauthorized sharing of information
Unauthorized modification of software

Even the use of baby monitors and smart tvs must be governed by an awareness that they can be misused because of the computer features that they have. Computer criminals do not hesitate to enter your home via electronic means, so you must take steps to guard your devices as much as possible.

All the different types of computer crime can result in financial losses or other types of losses. For example, if you operate a business, a hacker may simply get into your system for fun and tamper with employee data. This is a possibility that you can avert by trailing your staff properly and putting adequate electronic security measures in place.

While there are different types of cyber criminals, all types of computer crime can be reduced if consumers take precautions. Don't trust too easily online. Computer criminals rely on the natural goodness of people. All types of criminals can be deterred if adults and children are trained to be "wise as serpents but harmless as doves".

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Types of Cyber Crimes in Business

Cybercrime exists in many forms. The types of Internet cybercrime include cyber harassment and banking fraud. Google and other companies have found themselves affected by different types of cybercrime.

There are many different types of cybercrime. Most types of cybercrime can take place anywhere and at anytime. Cybercrime and security is a major concern for all businesses which have an Internet presence. Computer security and small business protection is addressed by network security measures implemented in house or administered by a computer security firm external to the business.

 The various types of cybercrime earn more in illegal activities than drug trafficking. Through the various types of cybercrime, people’s identities are frequently stolen. At least one person every 4 minutes has their identity stolen by criminals involved in different types of cybercrime.

The types of cybercrime include events such as identity theft, which may be facilitated by rootkits or Trojan horses. Using this malware, cyber spies are able to both send and receive information from infected computers. In some cases, documents are removed without the targets even being aware of it. Network threats are sometimes not detected if computer users don’t know how to look for digital evidence of hacking or other forms of cybercrime.

 Through the various types of cybercrime, the Internet has become a breeding ground for nefarious activity. Unsuspecting users can have their computers infected and used in cybercrime within minutes of connecting to the Internet.

Microsoft, recently altered Internet Explorer, so that cyber spies could no longer use a weakness in it to probe the computer systems of -Google (and other companies).

The types of cybercrime also include child harassment, extortion and stock market manipulation.
 Cyber spies are investigated by organisations such as MI5 (British Intelligence) and the Information Warfare Monitor(IWM), a group that tracks the use of cyberspace as a strategic domain.
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Types of Cyber Terrorism

Types of Cyber Terrorism

Cyber spies are individuals who use  illegal methods on the Internet to get secrets. They do this without the permission or knowledge of the individuals, companies or nations to whom these secrets belong.

Cyber spies use Trojan horses, spyware and various cracking techniques to gain access to restricted information by exploiting software vulnerabilities. A Trojan horse, like the fabled Trojan horse of old, uses trickery. Trojan horses are software-malware-which are presented as useful and harmless but really aren’t.

 Information has always been important and attempts to gain information have often been conducted from both sides of any competitive situation. Knowledge is power and information gives countries and businesses and even different political players, an advantage over each other. The Internet has made a lot of information available which can offer an economic advantage to competing parties. The Internet has also acted as a new source of information which can be used to sabotage competitors.

 In early 2009, some ghost hackers from China were revealed to have compromised 1,295 computers belonging to embassies, banks, news agencies across the world and NATO. They even hacked into computers used by the Dalai Lama and Tibetan exiles.