Friday, 28 January 2022

cyber crimes by kanishq dhas

 We live in a different world ever since the internet took over the world, its growth was rapid and it took most of the generation by surprise and not everyone could keep up with this ever growing ever evolving piece of technology. Today internet is like the sunlight, without it the whole world would crash and burn, banks will fail, hospitals will be handicapped the education system will see itself in ruins especially in these times of a pandemic, and many more consequences that we can’t even fathom. Internet is the building block for tomorrow’s generation and it is where the whole world feels like one place and nothing is too far away. It wasn’t always like this; the internet took over in the past 20 years or so. With it came many disadvantages such as a blow to every human’s physical health, a bit too much reliance and faith on strangers, and of course the undying urge of humans to put this in use for illegitimate uses. There are those who use this technology as a tool to build for a golden future, to provide, protect and preserve, but there are also those who build nothing who take over other’s life’s work without a second thought who feed on the weak like hyenas in the wild. Fortunately to avoid and as a measure of precaution against these animals there are laws in place as to how a person should act on the cyber space or on the internet. These laws govern and protect the users and differs in each country. 

    Cybercrime is using a computer, or other device, to commit crimes including theft of funds, information or copyrighted material (music, movies, books, etc.). Other cybercrimes include fraud, stalking, or luring victims into a situation where they can be assaulted.

    Cyberterrorism is often one tactic used by terrorist groups in addition to deadly in-person attacks, such as bombings, shootings, or using planes and weapons as on 9/11. It is used to unsettle people and make them afraid in order to intimidate them into supporting, or giving into, a religious or political cause. In 2013, The New York Times, Twitter and other online media outlets were reportedly hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army, which supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Those companies lost control of their websites so that people who went to them were redirected to a site controlled by the group.

    The definition of cyberwarfare is not quite as clear as cybercrime and cyberterrorism. It mostly applies to actions taken by one nation to attack computers or networks of another nation, but the term has been used to describe actions by terrorist groups, or when companies or ideological groups attack each other. Countries around the world include cyberwarfare as part of their military plan of action. There were reports that the United Kingdom hacked an Al Qaeda website to replace a plan to make a pipe bomb with a cupcake recipe. Meanwhile, lawmakers in the United States have talked about the potential threats to America’s computer network and infrastructure via cyberwarfare. Private companies aren’t immune to cyberwarfare. For example, the U.S. government announced that it believed the government of North Korea was involved in the Sony hack because of the release of the comedy film, “The Interview,” which was about a plot to kill North Korean President Kim Jong-un.


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