Dangers Of Cybercrime

997 Words 4 Pages
The Dangers of Cybercrime
The impact of technology and networks on our lives, culture, and society will continue to increase. The advancement in technology has also led to the growth of cyber-attacks. As with most crimes that are committed, money seems to remain a major motivator. Most cyber criminals or hackers feel a little more secure when they can hide behind a network; the perception of low risk and very high financial reward prompts many cyber criminals to engage in malware, phishing, identity theft, and fraudulent money request attacks. The United States must take Cyberattacks more seriously, we should educate businesses and individuals to help prevent attacks before they begin, we should get international police involved with cyberattacks,
…show more content…
Sun Tzu says, if you know your enemy and you know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles and to know your enemy, you must become your enemy. We must know the hackers motive, means, and opportunity behind the attack. We really cannot prevent the hackers motive or means, but we can affect the opportunity.
We no longer have to only worry about the criminals around us but also in the online world now too. The computer viruses and malicious software are no longer done as hobbies, they are being done by professional criminals who are making millions with their attacks. These hackers are finding ways to get access to your computer, stealing your account passwords, and even card information. Cybercrime is now considered to be more profitable than the global trade in marijuana, cocaine, and heroin
…show more content…
The international community does not address the real extent of the problem. The growth of the cybercrime is becoming extremely difficult for police and legal systems to keep up with. The demand for cybersecurity professionals continues to rise each year. Forbes says that the cybersecurity market is expected to grow from $75 billion in 2015 to $170 billion by 2020 and that there are currently 209,000 cybersecurity jobs in The United States that remain unfilled. The United States has limited resources to investigate cyber criminal activity. The repercussions for the criminals that are responsible for cybercrimes are few and far between and the penalties aren’t harsh enough. The Hill says that CrowdStrike recorded over ten thousand Russian intrusions at companies worldwide in 2015 alone. The New York Times says that computer systems from Ukraine to the United States were struck on Tuesday in an international cyberattack that was like a recent assault that crippled tens of thousands of machines worldwide. This attack is much more improved and more lethal than the WannaCry attack that hit many computers globally in May. Both ransomware attacks used the same National Security Agency hacking tool, Eternal Blue. The hackers from foreign countries and the United States can easily get away with cyberattacks and online crimes due to the rare likelihood of the criminals getting caught. If someone decides to rob a

Related Documents