The Threats Of Computer Security

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Computer security also known as cyber security or information technology security is a extremely concerned topic in 21st century in every country and domain with increasing frequent data threats and information leakage. According to 2012 cyber attacks statistics [1] , every month, more than 70 attacks without unknown threats occurred all of the world in 2012 and in June that year, the record exceeded 120. For example, a significant hacking issue reported by BBC News online was that in 2007, American company TJX lost 45.7 million customers credit card details and those people faced with fraudulent threats for a long time [2]. However, computer security issue is more or less ignored and incomplete actions are taken [3]. In this essay, it will …show more content…
Only in the first half of 2002, more than 180,000 internet based attacks were taken in commercial area [7]. The well known attack in business happened in 2011 on Citigroup, one of the most famous credit card companies in the world, and through this issue thousands of customers lost their private information stored in company’s database including sensitive data such as e-mail addresses and postcode numbers, furthermore, these information losses would lead fraud risks for card users in the future [8]. Another example, eBay, one of the world biggest E-commerce companies, encountered a much more serious user data leakage including losing account passwords in 2013 and from eBay’s claim, 145 millions customers faced risks in their accounts, then, after this attack, eBay’s stock waved in one day from beginning decrease then back to normal finally [9]. Similarly, offline retailers could be hacked as well. Supervalu, US supermarket chain, lost its customer’s credit data after threaten in 2014. The reason of breach was still unknown and Supervalu’s stock in New York stock market fell down extremely due to data leakage.[10] Furthermore, in order to revenge, Iran attacked US banks in 2013. This threat targeted Citigroup as well and spread widely including HSBC, PNC and other big banks, as a result, all web stations they attacked collapsed [11]. Threats on business follow with information and …show more content…
Before this law was published, there was a highlighted requirement of legal protections for computer security in Indian due to too common cyber attacks [15]. This policy targeted to produce a harmony internet circumstance through strengthening defend system and investigating cyber crimes, as well, hacker prosecution was advocated [16]. However, the expected effects were not clearly seen and many serious aspects were not taken into concern, even more, Praveen Dalal claimed “ the National Cyber Security Policy of India has failed to protect Privacy Rights in India” [16]. The second is Cyber Security Act which is managed by US and it also has unmatured factors as India policy. For instance, Cyber Security Act of 2012 was forbidden to take place because of divergence between business and the government on bills cost in acts, but from Andrew’s opinion, the fail did not mean over [17]. Thus we need hold expects on cyber security. Lastly, the other policies are reported in cyber security nowadays such as International Cybercrime Reporting and Cooperate Act and White House Proposes Cyber Security

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