Online Phishing Ethical

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Abstract Phishing is defined as fraudulent perpetrated by criminals usually steal attributes such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details and sometimes money was stolen indirectly from phish in order to lure someone into visiting a fraudulent web site or downloading malicious software that purposely for stealing sensitive information. Online shopping has become a trend for people to shop online but at the same time phishing has growing rapidly as well. To achieve the purpose of this study, the journal article related to online frauds with phishing are reviewed and identified. The result after applying the ethical theory which is Kantianism (Kant) , it shows the online frauds in bank with phishing brings more negative effects than…show more content…
Among the many security issues that now affect computer users, there is a growing threat within era of internet technology is known as "phishing". Online frauds in bank with phishing usually appear to come from a well-known organization and ask for your personal information such as credit card number, social security number, account number or password. In order for Internet criminals to successfully "phish" your personal information, they will almost always trick you to click a link that takes you to a web site where your personal information is requested. Legitimate organizations would never request this information of internet consumers via email. Internet frauds is the use of Internet services or software with Internet access to defraud victims or take advantage of them using email, web sites, chat rooms to present fraudulent solicitations to prospective victims, to conduct fraudulent transactions or to transmit the proceeds of fraud to financial institutions or to others connected with the scheme. Mainly, there are five types of online frauds such as Internet banking frauds, shopping and auction site frauds, scams, spam, and identity theft. However, online frauds is included mobile banking, phishing, and mule…show more content…
Kantianism is the critical important of good will of desire to do the right thing. Kant's ethics state that human beings must follow a categorical imperative, which is an absolute moral standard that does not vary based on individual circumstances. Kant stated that a behavior is only ethical when it would remain beneficial if performed universally by everyone. In this study, Categorical Imperative (2nd Formulation) is suitable in this study which act so that you treat both yourself and other people as ends in themselves and never only as a means to an
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