TOP CYBER CRIMES
We are already aware that internet is secured by copyright. We cannot copy or download music, movies and images unlawfully. But internet is also a centre of criminal people who do a host of crimes to make quick bucks. Lets see there the most common and popular internet crimes these days.
Phishing or Spoofing
Everybody knows that sending an email without consent is a spam. But accessing someone else’s computer withour permission and gain illegal access to data or resources without knowing the user is called phising and spoofing.This crime if reported can put a five year of legal punishment in jail for the criminal.
Extortion or Blackmail
To exort a person of his legal money and steal his wealth is called extortion. Hackers do this often over the internet to gain illegal access to websites and networked computers. Then they blackmail the organization or the individual business for a large sum of money. If you receive a video link in your email that is suspicious, then do not click open it. It must be a spyware virus to infect your computer and make it vulnerable to hacker.
Accessing Stored Communications
This crime can include hacking someone’s email account. This can also be reported and if proved,then it can cause the five years of sentence to the criminal. Hacking an email comes with one year of sentence.
Getting engaged in the sports events online and betting large sums of money is usual these days. A large numbers of gamblers make lot of illegal money with this. This is a federal crime in United States. The practice is much common in Asian countries but there is no strict law to prevent this plague from spreading.
Illegal Adult Content
Using the internet to produce pornographic content and adult material that is not protected by copyright. This involves the child abuse and harsh sequences. This is also a cyber crime can be punishable up to 20 years. Prostitution must be discouraged and should not be promoted on the internet.
Some people want to gain financial independence through wrong ways. This happens when the people infringe a copyright.This puts the federal criminal liability on the criminal for $2500.