Get out while you can!

 

Due to the massive increase we can understand why this reliance on the internet is the reason more and more cybercrime is happening around the world. Many nodes being connected often 24/7 have created a massive platform for crime. So why do we do this to ourselves? We may think that the information we share is to people we trust. But look at the scandal with the nude pictures being leaked at the moment. And this kind of stuff doesn’t happen just to celebrities! Everywhere our personal data is being look at by someone who it is not intended to be looked at. It seems more clear now… we can all be posssible victims of cybercrime.

The Australian Crime Commission explains that cybercrime can take two forms. The first being crimes where computers are the essential part of an offence such as online fraud and identity theft. The second are crimes directed at computers or other information communications technologies such as hacking. So to put it into perspective of how vulnerable we are to cybercrime, if you put your emails online to buy something you can be a victim of money laundering, you sign up to a social media page you are more at risk being cyber bullied and even a child signing into Facebook can be a victim of child grooming.

The reason this is such a simple crime that can be so harmful is because the web is global, easy to access, contains so much personal data among other important data and it is anonymous! This is why it is increasing at such a rapid rate. In India there was only 23 incidents of cybercrime reported, last year there were around 72,000 reported! I think we all might be in a little bit of trouble if people keep exploiting the Internet. SO I say to you all if you want privacy you best live in cave with no internet/technology because it will only get worse from here on in.

3 thoughts on “Get out while you can!

  1. Hey, I like how you explained cybercrime clearly. It is true that our information and privacy are being threatened even if we do not want to, there goes the cybercrime cases. Moreover, the video you posted there was interesting that a lady announcing herself and details of hers publicly because of the Internet crime. The structure of your is quite good as well but I suggest you could complete your post with an example of cybercrime. Your explanation to the topic was good enough but adding in an example would help it look even better. Here is an example which happens recently that Sydney man arrested in cybercrime syndicate investigation. This article is about a man from Eagle Vale in Sydney’s South West used false documentation to gain access to someone else’s bank account and then transferred $139,000 to his own account. http://www.afr.com/p/technology/sydney_man_arrested_in_cybercrime_bXsVOw43JP7AK0x5WLWZMJ

  2. This was a great start to a topic with the ability to be endlessly pursued. I think a lot of our class and a lot of media outlets like to focus on hacktivism as a governmental problem but large, highly successful corporations also have a lot at stake. It may seem like cybercrime is a rampant and unavoidable misfortune, but I think it is not necessary to live in a cave. Yes, it is around and yes, the chance you may be affected is real…however…I believe that being a citizen of the internet just requires extra caution and common sense. Threats like identity theft have easily transferred into cyber-territory, yet have always existed in different ways. Yet, things like this can be inevitable by simply using a credit card. This happened in America last year during the infamous Black Friday when 40 million credit cards were compromised after Target’s system was hacked (link below) Banks and credit card companies are now more informed over such crimes and are constantly developing precautionary software to combat it, which I believe corporations will soon do for cybercrime.

    http://money.cnn.com/2013/12/18/news/companies/target-credit-card/

  3. Hi Spanner5,

    Your embedded video – despite being in a foreign language – is quite appropriate to this week’s topic.

    It’s hard to determine just how much we should expect the internet to enable us to maintain a level of privacy; many of us use it as a tool to conduct daily transactions, manage bank accounts, and communicate with others. Just as we expect a level of privacy in our own homes, the internet – as part of this home environment – is, in a way, making the private public.

    Just a few blogging technicalities: picked up a few grammatical errors; be sure to give your blog a quick proof read, and address the green squiggle lines in Word.

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