There are several detrimental impacts of the cyber crime on the society. Computer crime and cyber crime basically mean the same thing. Any crime that takes place using the internet as the medium is a crime.
There are different kinds of crime that can take place on the internet like forgery, duping, identity theft, security breaches, financial theft, black mail, child pornography and so on.More...
Forgery In Computer Crime
Forgery is a not new kind of crime but its roots have spread to computer technology also. People are finding newer methods to cheat people on the internet everyday. When transactions take place on the internet, there is no need for a signature or a written document as everything takes place online. The security provided is through passwords and secured networks supposedly.
However, hackers are people who get into networks and see what the passwords are and misuse various account holders’ information.More...
History In Computer Crime
Computer crime is a kind of theft or forgery, or just about any illegal act that is committed using the computer as a tool. Computer crime started only after the prevalence of the internet became more. As people started using the internet more and more, the people who are criminals and know how to hack or break into networks started taking advantage of the increased usage.
The biggest danger of computer crime is the identity theft. Also, not knowing who the perpetrators are of the crime is another feature about cyber or computer crime.More...
Who Is Affected By Computer Crimes ?
All of us use computers and Internet to make our lives at home, school and office easier. We cannot imagine a life without computers and Internet and they have become a part and parcel of our day-to-day lives. That is why when it comes computer crimes, all of us are affected.
With the growing popularity of the Internet, more and more people around the world are getting computer literate and are using the Internet to conduct business, keep in touch with friends and family or just for leisure.More...
First Documented Cybercrime
Cybercrime did not start during the recent years of information revolution. It started as early as 1820! Abacus, considered to be one of the earliest forms of computer was used as early as 3500 B.C. in many countries like China, India and Japan. But the era of computers started with the invention of the analytical engine by the famous Charles Babbage, considered as father of modern computers.More...