As the ability to have personal computers at home became more accessible and popular, cyber criminals began to focus their efforts on home users. The most common cyber crimes during this time were phishing scams, cyber stalking, computer viruses, and identity theft. As the years went on and more and more households bought home computers with Internet access ,cyber crime became bigger and much harder to control. Cyber stalking and harassment also became farmore popular. Middle school and high school kids began to take advantage of the Internet to taunt their classmates and adults would stalk and harass those they also stalked in real life via the internet.
Cyber Security a subset of Information Security. Cyber Security is the ability to use resources and policies to protect the use of cyberspace from cyber-attacks. Information Security on the other hand, is the protection of information that is either, printed or written, stored electronically from unauthorized access, use, or destruction in order to provide confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA). "The international standard, ISO/IEC 27002 (2005), defines in- formation security as the preservation of the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information (von Solms, R., & van Niekerk, J. 2013, as cited in ISO/IEC 27002, 2005, p. 1).
Abstract “Cybercrimes and cyber criminals seem to be everywhere now and Taking cyber security seriously could mean the difference between Business success and failure”. The purpose of this paper is to find out the reasons for increase and ways of detecting and preventing cybercrime in businesses. Cybercrime is a fast-growing area of crime. More and more criminals are exploiting the speed, convenience and anonymity of the Internet to commit a diverse range of criminal activities that knows no borders, either physical or virtual. There are many ways and means of preventing cybercrime which includes education and training of staff and securing company digital assets.
Cyber security involves preventative methods which are used to protect information from being stolen or attacked. Computer crime or cyber attack has become a widespread problem since the evolution of Information Systems. Cyber attack is a crime that involves a computer and a network. Cyber crime or a cyber attack is an attack where a person uses a computer to commit an illegal act. Cyber attack is a current emerging issue to all the sectors around the world.
The internet is helping people by making their lives to be more convenient, but this will cause some physical problems. For example, the proportion of people who get the short-sighted problem, over weighted problems increase distinctly after the internet was established. So, the internet is harming us while it is helping us. because of the internet, our life become more convenient, but this lead us to sit in front of the computer for a long time, staring at the phone screen for a long time. Therefore, is the internet makes the world to be a better place or it brings the headache, short sighted, overweight to people.
unfortunately in today’s world, constant connectivity poses a real risk. Viruses, spam, not to mention the hours wasted procrastinating and looking (stalking) through the photos of those you really shouldn’t.. Personal privacy has been lost. Fraud has a new channel, and many of us live in fear that our children are browsing, chatting or downloading from sites that pose a threat to them and/or our credit cards * Yes sadly, the internet has much darker side to it, a side which as we will see can inevitably opened us up to a tidal wave of danger. Approach We all need to protect ourselves and so the key to this spot is its universality.
1.0 Introduction Nowadays, new technology can make new criminal opportunities can happen in this era. Cyber-crime can be categorized in various categories such as Cyber espionage, identity fraud, and ransom ware and so on. As we can see the different use of the computerized is about the technology alone and lacking for any improvement that may exist between several realms of criminal activity. Cyber-crime, mostly including the Internet, communicates to an expansion of existing criminal conduct nearby some of new illegal activities. The technology used to keep an eye on casualties, and the inspirations driving them change.
New technologies, particularly computer and telematics, have an important place in economic life, and the amount of transactions and exchanges conducted via the internet is dramatically increasing. Cybercrimes are crimes related to the computer or any similar device, to seize the information of the person, organization, or any company. Cybercrime is also called computer crimes, as they are called to increase the illegal target such as identity theft and fraud. Cybercrimes are criminal activities, where the wannacry virus is considered as famous cybercrime which had hit NHS. We can prevent Oman from such virus by taking different safety measures.
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
The vast growth of Internet has brought many good things like electronic commerce, email, easy access to vast stores of reference material etc. More and more computers get connected to the Internet, wireless devices and networks are booming.As, with most industrial advances, there is also other face: illegal hackers who will secretly steal the organization’s information and transmit it to the open internet. These types of hackers are called black hat hackers. There is also a dark side of web and web technological advancements in form of “Criminal Hackers” that are posing a threat to websites and web related services as well as corporate activities. The number of these hackers are increasing while the resources available to law-enforcement agencies are also increasing, but at a much slower rate.