The first reason why hacking has positive consequences is that white hats get used to hack to help sites with checking security and to protect them from second ones. In addition, one example of good hacking is an incident between white hat and bad hat hackers, with help of FBI. The story happened in San-Diego, USA, in 1994, when Kevin Mitnick hacked Tsutomu Shimomura’s fancy identities. After that, Tsutomu, surely, wanted revenge and decided to get help from FBI.
Malware is typically used against hackers to gain information like personal identification numbers, credit card passwords. As malware steal information from people and companies more frequently, computer experts think malware is too dangerous to affect people’s life. It is necessary in order to anti- malware for people and society. Some computer experts
3.0 Introduction to cyber terrorism and cyber theft The definition of cyber terrorism: According to the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), cyber terrorism is any “premeditated, politically motivated attack against information, computer systems, computer programs and data which results in violence against non-combatant targets by sub national groups or clandestine agents.” Definition from Wikipedia: Cyber terrorism is the use of Internet based attacks in terrorist activities, including acts of deliberate, large-scale disruption of computer networks, especially of personal computers attached to the Internet, by the means of tools such as computer viruses.
“Slavery is something from the past,” most people think this way. However, human trafficking is the modern-day slavery. No matter how much the namings differ, it has the same concept. It is the crime of smuggling, fraud, selling of humans or their living organs and threating its victims. Crimes have been all around us, ranging from big to small, but not as serious as this one; especially that it became more extreme after the rise of technologies.
This widespread, coordinated criminal effort is enabled by a plethora of vulnerabilities of the Internet, browsers, operating systems, and applications that are easily exploited by cybercrime techniques. Cybercriminals have found that compromising employee endpoints is a far simpler path into the corporate network than directly attacking networks. Unpatched “zero-day” vulnerabilities allow cybercriminals to secretly install malware on employee endpoint devices and essentially gain the same level of access to the corporate network, applications, and data that employees
Instead of focusing on the broad-spectrum of social ethics, this report will utilize Computer Ethics Institute’s Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics in analyzing the ethics of counter-hacking. The Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics is a simplistic overview of the ethical and unethical way to utilize computers. With a quick overview of Figure 1, it is easy to see that allowing U.S. corporations to counter-hack another’s computer would go against half of the listed ethical principles. Further complicating things is the way most internet attacks work. For example, a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) uses the resources of generally unknowingly compromised systems.
Different for external attackers, they can be hackers/crackers, saboteurs and thieves. If the network is compromised, intruders can attack or misuse the system. One common technique used by intruders to gain unauthorized access to the system is password theft. That is why, the users should be aware of information security which by not simply sharing their password with others and not leave their computer unprotected. It will gives the opportunities for unauthorized
The cyber crime that consists one of the ethical issues is ethical hacking. Hackers can be differentiate ethical or unethical. Therefore, hackers not regularize are bad or criminal because hackers comprise of different groups based on the behaviors; there are black-hat, white-hat and grey-hat hackers. For the black-hat hackers are the unethical hackers and illegal action like hacking into proprietary system, violate computer security of stealing personal information such as stealing the credit card numbers or for pure maliciousness using or creating that botnet to perform DoS attack consists of sending huge amount of traffic to certain websites.
The process is the same as a regular hacking of a computer or system: the hacker collects information on the target’s system, he figures out its weaknesses and uses them against the target, in order to control or destroy it. A small country with a strong hacker team can easily wound a big country with inferior military. There are two types of cyber warfare: espionage and sabotage.
Cyberbullying is the intentional harassment by a group or an individual with the aid of the internet and technological devices that are invasive, for example, mobile phones. Bullying in the traditional form of the term has been around as long as capitalism and competition have existed in this world. In the belief that success and wealth are one and the same thing, capitalism advances bullying as a survival tactic among the citizens. Of worry, is the reason governments have waited for so long to realize that cyberbullying is just as harmful as traditional bullying. The prevalence of the cyberbullying problem is at an elevated level among teens.
I agree with Ken Thompson and the vivid example he provided. Just because the opportunity is given to you, it does not mean you should take it because it is morally wrong. In the book Sara Baase describes how the word hacker is identified “The term “hacker,” to many people, means an irresponsible, destructive criminal. Hackers break into computer systems. They intentionally release computer viruses.
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.
In regard to cybersecurity, evaluating the trade-off of being a valid tool in counterterrorism is to; establish a framework both state and local that will meet the government responsibilities. However, one of the key counterterrorism tools used was done under the USA PATRIOT ACT. The Patriot Act allows investigators to use tools that they had readily available to investigate organized crime and drug dealers. This outlines the national and domestic intelligence framework. The counterterrorism tools are used to gravity the terrorist networks by social media; mobile money transfers, Apple-FBI and they use online criminal activities such as unlawful access to a computer system such as hacking.
The United States contains the potential that’s required to control the crime and save innocent lives. Although some actions are being taken regards to this issue, the severity of the crime is being underestimated when compared to the severity of other issues such as terrorism, Global warming etc. But many of the crucial global issues tie back to Human trafficking. For example, terrorism has dominated the news channels recently and one of the main causes for the development of terrorists organizations is uneducated citizens that are being brainwashed by leaders that very much involved in the act of trafficking. Many of the members of terrorist organizations are young victims of human trafficking (Shelley, 2014).
In Pisciotta v. Old National Bancorp, the Seventh Circuit analogized the harm stemming from a data breach to the “increased risk” theory of harm that some courts utilize in the toxic tort context. In Pisciotta, a hacker improperly accessed the computer system of a financial services provider, exposing the plaintiffs ' personal information but resulting in no realized financial loss or identity theft. In analyzing whether there had been an injury-in-fact, the court analogized the case at hand to environmental exposure tort cases, which granted plaintiffs standing upon demonstration that the act “increase[d] the risk of future harm that the plaintiff would have otherwise faced, absent the defendant 's actions.” The court granted standing