The Spyeye banking malware continues to plague computers across the world and is proving to be a difficult foe to detect and remove from infected Windows PCs. Athena is a stable DDoS botnet coded in C++ which is perfect for infecting and herding windows machines. This botnet has advanced DDoS tactics that will take down web servers, gaming servers, VoIP servers and home connections
Target failed to segregate the systems payment card data from the rest of its network. An HVAC company that worked for Target had access rights to Target’s network for the purpose of remote energy consumption monitoring. The hackers were able to steal the HVAC company’s login credentials and from there uploaded malware programs on the POS systems in order to collect the credit/debit card information. Half a year prior to this event, Target spends $1.6 million on a high-end anti-malware system called FireEye. This system uses a virtual LAN to trick hackers into thinking they are in the main system and from there automatically takes care of the issue.
The Mexico-US drug war against cartels needs to be stopped. Billions of dollars have been lost in the underground economy or spent in different approaches to address this problem. The consequences of the cartel drug war are too big, and governments need to keep trying to find new solutions to end it. Drugs corrupt not only the brain but the society, and eventually the economy. Thousands of crimes, injustices, and deaths arise from this unnecessary war.
The Theories behind Digital Piracy Introduction The topic of Digital Piracy has been widely debated for the past decade as there has been a surge in copyright infringements. The phenomenon of digital piracy has been prevalent since the days of dial-up modems and online bulletin boards, and it continues to be relevant to industry and society today. People have been gathering software and illegally “cracking” the copyright protections placed on the software to make it available to everyone else for free. When people use the word "piracy" for copyright infringement, it usually means "selling of many copies without permission”. The aim of this paper is to identify this type of crime, give a real life example of this crime taking place and to
MKUltra was suspected by many Americans from stories, reports, and claims by its victims. Millions of dollars was spent on this huge, extremely, Illegal activity ran and funded by the government. But what is it? MK-Ultra was created by the American government to test new drugs on people to mentally make them weaker, and even torture them. They would study it to see if it worked in interrogation rooms and to see if mind control was possible.
“A third party app which snap chatters use to preserve the lifespan of the messages was hacked and 10,000 personal conversations, photos and videos were leaked online to now have a lifespan of forever “. Gossip websites or just people in general want to have millions of views, and will use anything they can get from people to cause harm to them. Including hacking into personal information or private emails texts and conversations, the more hacking the more attention they will receive and public embarrassment. As the internet gets more advances everyday it’s wrong for people to be using personal information of private emails and texts without the
Positive, which Lambert refers to as the “gift horse”. The negative or the negative results which is the “trojan horse”. The name of the trojan horse is derived from a well-known computer virus. Which when it enters the computer system, it wipes out all sensitive information and is highly unlikely to be recovered. Unless the owner of the computer has access to advanced software that is designed and equipped to fight off such intrusive attacks, or prevent them
The terror group has five to six members offering 24-hour support on how to encrypt communications, hide personal details and use apps like Twitter while avoiding surveillance. When ISIS terrorists want to hide what they 're saying, they are increasingly turning to an app called Telegram. FBI Director James Comey has repeatedly said that the use of social media by ISIS is unprecedented in terms of how aggressively it engages with people in the West. The "court orders" that law enforcement officials use to prevent crimes "are ineffective because devices are protected by encryption," Comey said last week. Members of ISIS are essentially overwhelming the system, according to terror analyst Michael S. Smith II.
Secondly let me talk about the effect of cybercrime in our society today. Becoming the victim of cybercrime can have long-lasting effects on your life. One common technique scammers employ is phishing, sending false emails purporting to come from a bank or other financial institution requesting personal information. If you hand over this information, it can allow the criminal to access your bank and credit accounts, as well as open new accounts and destroy your credit rating. According to EWeek (2012) a survey of large companies found an average expenditure of $8.9 million per year on cyber security, with 100 percent of firms surveyed reporting at least one malware incident in the preceding 12 months and 71 percent reporting the hijacking of company computers
Targeting hospitals is just the latest evidence Chinese cybercriminals are investigating new ways to steal Americans’ personal information and trade secrets. Community Health Systems, or CYH, which operates 206 hospitals throughout the United States, said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing obtained by CNN Monday that anyone who received treatment from a physician’s office affiliated with a CYH-owned hospital in the past five years should investigate whether their information has been used without their consent. CYH hospitals are in 28 states but congregated most heavily in Alabama, Florida, Pennsylvania and Texas. The hackers stole patient names, Social Security numbers, physical addresses, birth dates and telephone numbers. This critical information, which is often used as currency among shadowy international hackers groups, is almost always stolen for the purpose of identity fraud, allowing thieves to open bank accounts and credit cards on the victim’s behalf.
Don’t use words that exist in foreign dictionaries as your passwords. It is risky. Online criminals and hackers could easily crack such passwords. However, you can use the first letter of each word in a long phrase to create strong passwords. You can also strengthen such passwords by making some letters uppercase and by swapping out some letters with numbers and symbols 7.
Assignment 1: Digital Computer Crime Evette Davis Dr. Lisa Kramer CIS 170 – Information Technology in Criminal Justice July 19, 2015 Crime has been around for many, many years; anything from rape, murder, extortion, theft, illegal drug activity and more. Then along came our introduction of computers. This was a new technology that almost everyone was curious and excited about. Computers brought about a new generation of crime called cybercrime. No one would ever imagine the new crimes that would arise from this great technology and how it would affect the lives of society and our government for many years to come.
Having an anti-virus that scans your emails is a must. In reference to the attack of 2008, do not plug any USB storage device in your computer unless you absolutely know that it contains. Malware can be programmed to start as soon as it is plugged into a computer or source, to prevent the Malware from contaminating a network, many companies including the government use an air gap or stand-alone computer to ensure Malware does not infect the
In this leaflets I will be talking about how the network can be attacked, One way the network can be attacked is DOS and what this stands for is Denial of service, this attacks the network by overflowing the network with useless traffic, the result of this overflowing cause the network to slow down significantly, and even can crash the network if it overflows too much. The damage that is can do to a business is huge they can lose a lot of money to fix the issue. The weird thing is that the hacker does not even benefit from this attack. The second way the network can be attacked is backdoor this attack is basically when you can access a computer program that side-steps security, the hackers use backdoors that they made or backdoors they found,
Apple letting the FBI into their system to see terrorist data poses extreme risks, because as soon as Apple has “a back door installed, all kinds of people can walk in” (“Apple vs. The FBI”). Essentially, if the government can invade privacy, untrustworthy people can as well. Most importantly however, there must be limits placed on what the government can do, lest they infringe the basic rights of citizens. How can anybody stand having their data mined without consent?