Companies such as this are required not only legally, but ethically to protect the customers’ private information or be held accountable by law. It is also bad practice to allow this sensitive information to be disseminated and stolen by cyber criminals. Since this kind of data must be protected at all costs, certain regulations were put in place so that standards for information security could be monitored. One of these standards is that all personal information is to be encrypted when being sent over the internet and also on the servers. This will make it much harder for the hacker to access the information easily.
Internal attacks can be more difficult to find as attackers have the potential to remove any evidence of the attack more easily as they have more knowledge or access rights on the system as opposed to an outside attack. Attacks can be administrated via removable devices such as a USB that could contain some form of malware on it such as a virus. Most internal attacks are conducted by unhappy employees who want to disrupt the organisation by using the knowledge they obtained in the organisation, against the organisation. Additionally, the employee may want to gain access to important data in order to infiltrate and sell the information onto another competing organisation. The
Ping Sweep and Port Scan Activities Abstract Ping sweeps and port scans has been a notorious and yet a useful tool for hackers and system administrators alike. This paper will examine some of the possible criminal computer activities that can be executed using these two techniques. Ping sweeps and port scans at times can be a nuisance to system administrators. While describing some of these notorious computer activities, these techniques will also be shown how system administrators can use the to benefit the company. Keywords: port scan, ping sweep Ping Sweep and Port Scans Activities With the evolution of the computer technology, system administrator obviously has had to grow with the technology.
This is done to prevent a terrorist from using a student status as a cover-up to allow admittance to this country with the intention to commit acts of terrorism. There are many different surveillance methods that the government uses to spy on terrorist suspects, including email, financial records, and store receipts. But, one of the most common methods of surveillance that the government uses is roving wiretaps. This is tapping into phone calls. “The government says roving wiretaps are needed to deal with technologically sophisticated terrorists.” (Abramson & Godoy) But, one of the negatives of wiretapping is that the government might make an excuse for using it to monitor terrorism with the real intention to spy on foreign
Other types of risks that BUGusa, Inc. can potentially face without property protection and poor management are: loss in customer trust, penalties for law violations, compliance risk, availability risk, access risk, and more. (Priviti, 2008) B. Discuss in detail what types(s), if any, of civil liability Steve and/or WIRETIME may face if caught. a. BUGusa is facing the issues of their work being stolen and internet hacking. Not to mention WIRETIME is unethical in their actions.
Two basic approaches are used in deliberate attacks on computer systems: data tampering and programming attack. Data tampering is a common means of attack that refers to an attack when someone enters false, fabricated or fraudulent data into a computer or changes or deletes existing data. This is the method often used by insiders and fraudsters and is extremely serious because it may not be detected. Programming attacks are popular with computer criminals that use programming techniques to modify other computer programs. For these types of crimes, programming skill and knowledge of the targeted systems are needed.
“In a place like this, the danger that there would be a hidden microphone was very small, and even if there was a microphone it would only pick up sounds.” – Page 141 Drones, which will begin to take to the skies in masses this year, will be the converging point for all of the weapons and technology already available to law enforcement agencies. This mean drones that can listen in on your phone calls, see through walls of your home, scan your biometrics, photograph you and track your
The Patriot act defines specific obligations for all financial institutions to report inconsistent cash activities. Online banking has led to a deeper concern regarding the securitization of transactions. Some may say that this act is an intrusion into personal liberties; however, technology and the unethical use of such, has changed the landscape. Background checks and formal validation procedures are now part of the financial culture to ensure personal protections. Fair Credit Reporting Act of 1970 The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) was enacted to “protect consumers from the disclosure of inaccurate and arbitrary personal information held by consumer reporting agencies” (Consumer Privacy, 2001, ¶1).
They break into our computer for several reasons but mainly to acquire personal information for financial gain, shut down hardware, steal people’s credit information, and destroy data. To protect ourselves from hackers, we should equip our computer with Firewall. This hardware “prevents unauthorized Internet users from accessing private information” (Williams & Sawyer, 2013, p. 361). Identity theft is a serious crime in which thieves steal your name and identity and use to later to make a purchase under your name. Thieves access your personal information by sending out fake e-mail, mining the trash, and stealing your
Finding where people are being smuggled into the United States is very important. The people that are being smuggled in can be criminals from other countries or terrorist. These are not the only things being smuggled in; drugs and dangerous weapons are a large part of the smuggling operations (DHS,