The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act explicitly states “when a trespass is made with an intent to defraud that results in both furthering the fraud and the attacker obtaining something of value” (Gallegos & Senft, 2009). This definitely applies in this case, the attacker(s) used an attack known as spear fishing to dupe our customers into unintentionally installing a keystroke logging virus on to their computers. Once the virus was in place the attacker(s) waited for our customers to log into their bank accounts and recorded all the information necessary to create new user accounts and transfer funds from our customers account to other various accounts eventually ending up in the attacker(s) accounts located overseas. This would meet the qualifications stated in the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act; the attacker trespassed on these computers with the intent to obtain something of value. Also by taking the data provided by the key logger they violated the Electronics Communications Privacy.
The IT staff implemented a public key infrastructure (PKI) with a root certificate so that traffic would be encrypted between a user and the human resources record system. The encryption would deter eavesdropping, and authentication would deter IP spoofing. A2. Notification The case did not specify all of the individuals that were notified, or who started the notifications. If a user notices a potential incident, it should be reported the information security department usually via helpdesk or service center.
• Conducting thorough pre-employment reference checks for all payroll administrators to identify previous fraudsters. • Reconciling payroll expense and the actual amounts paid to the authorized payroll on a regular basis, and conducting immediate follow-up whenever discrepancies are identified. 2. Beware of your vulnerability to fraud by lax controls over your payroll systems What Adele Sharpe was a compulsive gambler, and she hid it well. Her problem began innocently at work when one day a casino website popped up on her computer as she surfed the Internet during lunch.
They were able to find his personal information including his address, cell-phone numbers, and job location. During this process the agents hacked into the news reporter’s email transactions and discovered that he bought a train ticket so agents were sent to the train station to capture the reporter. When the reporter arrived at the train station the agents monitored his every move from a room filled with high tech computers and TV screens that were hooked up to the surveillance cameras, and satellite communication system. Surveillance cameras are there to make sure that no shady activities are present. People know that they are there, but the CIA used the cameras to help them capture the reporter and Jason Bourne so their secrets will remain secret.
Case Study For any business ping sweeps and port scans could be a huge security threat if they continue unnoticed. Ping sweeps are performed to find end points on a network. Then a port scan is performed to find an open door into that particular end point or end points. After that anyone can find all kinds of utilities on the internet to exploit these open doors on systems and gain access to important and confidential files on the network. It’s imperative that we not only protect against these types of activities on the network, but that we also conduct them ourselves.
Job application kiosks were also on the main network giving anyone that applied at the store access to it. * Improper storage of customer data: TJX data storage practices violated PIC standards. TJX Company was storing the full-track contents scanned from each customer’s card, including the credit card validation code number (CVC) and personal identification numbers (PIN) associated
When it comes to a network or computer being victim to attack no one is exempt, ANYONE could be a victim. There are necessary steps that should be taken in order to protect you personal computer such as passwords and antivirus protection, but there are something’s you should look out for that can threaten the security of your personal computer. According to Norton Security there a few common security threats that you should look out for and the first threat that you should lookout for is Viruses. A virus according to Norton Security it defines a virus as “A virus is a piece of software that can replicate itself and infect a computer without the permission or knowledge of the user. A virus can only spread when it is transmitted by a user over a network or the Internet, or through removable media such as CDs or memory sticks.
Digital forensics is powerful because computer systems are windows into the past. Many retain vast quantities of information—either intentionally, in the form of log files and archives, or inadvertently, as a result of software that does not cleanly erase memory and files. As a result, investigators can frequently recover old email messages, chat logs, Google search terms, and other kinds of data that were created weeks, months or even years before. Such contemporaneous records can reveal an individual’s state of mind or intent at the time the crime was
Be vigilant about your finances. Always check your account. Are there any dubious transactions recorded in any of your financial accounts? With the popularization of smartphones and free internet, you can now monitor your finances online. Should you get tangled in any of these dubious transactions, report this immediately to your bank and proper steps will be taken accordingly.