By Peter Warren, Michael Streeter
Via profiles of person sufferers and firms, this exploration of cyber crime identifies the generally used legal equipment, reminiscent of viruses, junk mail, and junk e mail, and the felony rights of clients by contrast more and more overseas phenomenon. out of date criminals are waking as much as the hot possibilities and exponential payback of net crime, adapting schemes like blackmail and funds laundering to this mammoth new panorama. to raised disclose the task of cyber felons who fee shoppers within the usa approximately $50 billion a 12 months, this consultant additionally supplies preventative recommendation to aid the not-so-savvy laptop clients guard themselves from monetary and identification robbery on the web.
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For this is the property of Symantec, better known to many people as the providers of Norton antivirus software, and this curious location, the Security Operations Centre, this world of artificially light and massively thick steel doors, is at the front line in the worldwide fight against cyber crime. The Hampshire SOC is housed in one of the last bunkers to be built before the end of World War II. Not far away is the still-pretty town of Winchester, yet down in this bunker it is hard to shake off the impression of being in a cold war submarine, with its specially designed steel cups that allow the building to be pressurised to keep out the outside atmosphere, and the door thresholds raised to stop flooding.
The answer was simple: by recruiting highly qualified IT professionals. Detective chief superintendent Hynds recalls one of the NHTCU’s first cases that involved a well-known English crime gang – whom he would not identify – who sought out the services of such an expert, and succeeded in stealing substantial amounts of money. Hynds describes how the gang operated: ‘This particular gang was an organised crime group operating throughout the UK but with some links to associates on the near continent.
The next level – category 3 – is used for malware where the propagation rate has reached potentially dangerous levels. ) Category 4 describes all the worms and viruses causing major threats; typically these will include the ones we hear about in the media. The final level is the scary one (though fortunately one that has yet to be seen); category 5 is for internet meltdown, the Armageddon of the digital world. Many experts believe that it is possible 52 Cyber Book 2/2/05 10:45 am Page 53 The Fight Against Cyber Crime to create a worm that might achieve effective meltdown of the internet and emails; though whether there is anyone with the necessary high-level ability to do this and who would want to achieve this is open to question.
Cyber Alert: How the World Is Under Attack from a New Form of Crime by Peter Warren, Michael Streeter