Identity theft is a big problem that people need to be more aware of so they can take steps to protect themselves. There are many different ways that your identity can be stolen and most people will never see it coming. Remember when you are setting up your accounts always use complex passwords and never give your Social Security Number(SSN) to anyone you do not know. If it gets out it is bad news for you. Take identity theft seriously and pay attention to what you are doing and all the signs.
Financially, identity theft can extensively damage unsuspecting victim’s credit rating in case the imposter runs up charges on their account. Usually, this entails opening and using new credit card accounts using the victim’s name, opening bank account in the victim’s name on which bad checks are written, and obtaining counterfeit credit or debit cards or cheques to drain the victim’s bank account electronically. Also, they may take insurance policy or an auto loan in the victim’s name. Criminally, identity thieves can commit crimes in the victim 's name and bypass the negative impact on their criminal record. Consequently, unknown criminal records may be created for the victims, such as involvement in illegal activities like drug trafficking.
• At the ATM machine, where skimming devices can deceive customers • On customers' individual Computer Systems, viruses & malwares can steal checking references & banking credentials. • Throughout the transaction chain at merchants and payments processors, where crimes force institutions to replace cards and
Leading some political people to either be cautious of every step they took or to just retire from the current position they had. Now the government is a very important position that not everyone is in but even so we as regular people have it tough too. In online website because the NSA is trained to hack into our devices how do we know that our identity is being stolen while we’re putting our information into the computer? Due to technology advancing identity theft has become more common. If we continue the use of the NSA’s device we lose our privacy.
Ransom note also contain countdown times so that end your get more threaten and act fast for payment. Along with ransom note it send contact details and all other information that user need to pay and warning message that they will destroy files if not paid in given period of time. GPAA Ransomware make PC user believe that there is no other way to decrypt their files so, paying ransomware is only way. While we highly suggest you not to pay those cyber criminals because they are not trustworthy. Once you pay them they can demand even more and threaten you by sending lower degree virus as your files and system is under GPAA Ransomware control.
Forget the 81 million dollar heist that was executed perfectly by burglars. Some 55 million records of Filipino voters’ personal data have been compromised. This is one of the biggest hacking incidents in terms of scale in recent memory and unlike earthly things that can be measured by money, this one’s priceless. Hackers have downloaded the comprehensive information of the voters from COMELEC's website illegally then published all of it on the internet. Just to raise the awareness regarding this, creative minds of opportunist have all sorts of attack using our personal data that will result in their own personal gains and potential loss for the poor victims.
The system is not limited to a person’s own personal computer, but also includes the systems that businesses use to store customer information. In recent years, the number of “hacks” into company systems has increased. For example, the hacker(s) that performed the Ashley Madison breech could have used the information to extort money from each of the millions of users to keep their information from disclosure to the media. Those that have used the site may be inclined to do so as a way to keep the knowledge of their actions out of the public eye and from their spouses or partners. (Hackett,
Identity theft is a problem. It is the act of stealing one’s information, such as credit card numbers. It can go beyond credit cards, however. Criminals can steal social security numbers, medical information, information on taxes, and others. Identity theft is one of the problems in America.
According to another article on Gale Groups, more than 1.4 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, while 112 millions adults admitted to operating a vehicle while impaired. Is getting arrested for something you could easily prevent just by calling a taxi worth it? An extra $20 on taxi fare is much better than a couple years in jail. Young people between the ages of 21 and 29 make up the largest group of drivers with a BAC level of 0.08 percent or higher who are involved in these fatal crashes. If the younger ages get harsher punishments, they are less likely to drunk drive when they are older.
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