What is Cybercrime???
An prominent Advocate Daggal Pawan Specialist on cybercrime define as “Any criminal activity that uses a computer either an instrumentality, target or a means for perpetuating further crimes comes within the ambit of cybercrime” Another definition of cybercrime may be “unlawful acts where in the computer is either a tool or target or both” .So Cybercrimes are those crimes which are committed in a network environment or on internet.
Type of cybercrime:
The followings are the top listed types of cybercrime:
Hacking means illegal intrusion into a computer system without the permission of the computer owner. Hackers usually do that for obtaining confidential information.
We know that Virus itself is software that attacks other software.it may causes for data loses, hardware damage etc.
Pornography is one type of cybercrime. It may contain the hosting of website containing these prohibited materials. So Use of computers for producing these obscene materials and download through the Internet, obscene materials. These obscene matters may cause harm to the mind of the adolescent and tend to deprave or corrupt their mind.
Viruses are programs that attach themselves to a computer or a file and then circulate themselves to
other files and to other computers on a network. Virus usually affect the data on a computer, either by altering or deleting it. they eat up all the available space on a computer’s memory.
How to reduce this???
Constantly update password and login form:
By changing your login details, at least once or twice a month, you can cut down your chances of being a target of cybercrime.
A secure computer will restrict cyber criminals:
Use your computer’s firewall protection feature, which is a digitally created barrier that prevents hackers from getting into your computer system. Installing anti-virus and anti-spyware software will protect your computer from various forms of malware, viruses.
Secure mobile devices:
By activating the built-in security features you can avoid any access to personal details. Never store passwords, pin numbers and even your own address on any mobile device.
Aware of using public wifi-hotspot:
While these access points are convenient, they are far from secure. Avoid conducting financial or corporate transactions on these networks.
Protect your e-identity:
Be cautious when giving out personal information such as your name, address, phone number or financial information on the Internet. Make sure that websites are secure or that you’ve enabled privacy settings.
Over all public consciousness is so helpful for reducing this type of cyber crime.
Think about your customer lists and records of
shareholders, trading and marketing materials, marketing strategies and product design, the loss of which could mean the significant loss for your firm. With advances in technology, no one is safe from an attack by “hackers.Currently it is relatively easy to gain control of a machine on the Internet that has not been adequately protected.
Companies invest a significant portion of their money in
protecting their information, since the loss of irreplaceable data is a real threat to their business.