The rapid growth of the internet and computer technology over the past few years has led to the growth in new forms of crime-dubbed cyber crime- throughout the world. Based on statistics on the various forms of cyber crime and other evidence which form of cyber crime pose the most serious threat to individuals and business? What concrete steps should government take to protect individuals’ n companies from cyber criminal? What can individual and business do to protect themselves against cyber crime?
About two years ago I received a mail that I won a lottery worth 10 million dollars and out of curiosity and excitement I unwrapped it but was disappointed .But then about a couple weeks later though I did not receive the prize money but I received all sorts of bills that had to be paid. My father received bills for many different things such as electronics, clothes, and other items that had been purchased under our account on the Internet. My father was so pissed off because he thought that my brother or I had purchased all those items. So we called the Company and found that our computer had been hacked into. And the so called hacker purchased items on our account number. And we found that the hacker gained entry by a message that I had opened. So we ended up paying only few thousands. This is called cyber crime but I prefer to call it cyber terrorism that has attacked us from our computer screens and made our lives miserable.
Types of Cyber Crime
Cybercrime is defined as crimes committed on the internet using computer as a tool and we innocents are the target. There are various forms of cyber crime like Spamming. I am sure all of us has encountered unwanted product advertisements. PIRACY is also a serious threat that involves illegal reproduction and distribution of software applications, games, movies and audio CDs which is causing a huge monetary loss to entertainment industry world wide
Hacking is also a serious crime by a