Understanding different forms of cyber crime

CYBER CRIME
Different forms of Cyber Crimes:

Hacking: It is a form of crime in which criminal’s access personal or sensitive information stored in systems database belonging to any individual or organization from a remote location. The actual owner may not be aware that his confidential information is being accessed by other person. The criminals mostly use special software for such activity.

Copyright Violation: It generally takes place when someone publishes articles or content which is owned by some other people. Some others forms of illegal activity which comes under copyright infringement are downloading pirated music, movies, games and software.

Cyber Stalking: It is a form of online harassment wherein the prey or target is tortured by a series of online messages, emails.

Phishing: It is one of the major forms of cyber-crime and the people who are mostly affected is individuals who are using internet as a medium for cash transactions and other banking related services.
The criminal attempts to acquire sensitive information like username, password and credit card details to withdraw money or to purchase stuffs online illicitly.

Malicious Software: It is also known as Malware which is basically a computer code and once it runs successfully; it can give partial or full control to your computer and the criminals can easily access any sensitive information or can damage your data.

Child abuse: This is also one of the major forms of cyber-crimes wherein criminals forces minors via chat or emails for any adult or pornographic act

Preventative measures of cyber-crime:

It is a phenomenal task to tackle with cyber-crime.

Here are some few tips to always follow.

Strong Password: Always use altered ID/password for various accounts that you own and never make mistake of writing it down physically over a piece of paper. You should always change your password regularly and make sure your device is fully protected.

~From data Protection and safety.

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