Cyber Crime Prevention
I would like to discuss on a very stimulating topic i.e. Cyber Crime, or in other terms the crime committed by means of computers over internet. The illicit use of computer to promote fraudulent activities like child computercyber offical website pornography, stealing personal identifiable information or violating policies of any association, all such actions can be categorized under Cyber Crime. Most of the misconducts are triggered via Internet and its study has gained importance in recent decades, because the use of internet is seen in every sector of society like business, entertainment, medical services, sports, media industry.
Maximum of the law-breaking cyber-criminal crooks target information that are owned by any individuals, corporations or governments. These attacks never exist in any physical form; it always takes place in virtual form. One of the major aspects of these crimes is that it can be easily committed from a remote distance in a matter of seconds and it becomes very difficult to trace evidence or punish criminals because it might require global co-operation. With the advancement of various technologies criminals can easily hide their identity physically or virtually over the internet which sometimes becomes very challenging to locate.
Different forms of Cyber Crimes:
Hacking: It is a form of crime in which criminal’s access personal or sensitive information stored in systems database belonging to any individual or organization from a remote location. The actual owner may not be aware that his confidential information is being accessed by other person. The criminals mostly use special software for such activity.
Copyright Violation: It generally takes place when someone publishes articles or content which is owned by some other people. Some others forms of illegal activity which comes under copyright infringement are downloading pirated music, movies, games and software.
Cyber Stalking: It is a form of online harassment wherein the prey or target is tortured by a series of online messages, emails.
Phishing: It is one of the major forms of cyber-crime and the people who are mostly affected is individuals who are using internet as a medium for cash transactions and other banking related services.