Crime on the Internet – Tips to Stay Safe from it
With the increase in the Internet usage, it has been using for various kinds of crimes to steal users’ personal information, steal money from users’ bank accounts, spread pornography, etc. Ok, let us first define what Crime on the Internet crime.
The crime done online through Internet is called internet crime. This method of doing crime online is being preferred a lot now days. Listed below are some of the internet crimes that are being done easily using various scripts and programming techniques:
- Credit Card Fraud
- Child Pornography
- Blackmailing people by accessing their personal information
- Blackmailing people by accessing their pictures and placing them at suspicious sites
- Email scams
- Hacking users bank accounts, websites, email accounts, social networking accounts, and making misuse of the accessed information
- Illegally spreading virus, trojans, spyware, etc. through emails
- Brainwashing people mind through chat or social networking
Listed above is a list of crime on the Internet from which you must be aware of.
Almost everyone who use internet for his / her benefits can be a victim of Internet crimes. Internet scams are so luring that we cannot stop us by clicking suspicious links that make us a victim of Internet crime.
Now days, we have been using Internet for purposes like email communication (through Gmail, Yahoo, etc.), online banking (through HDFC, ICICI, SBI, etc.), online shopping (eBay, Amazon, etc.), social networking (Facebook, Orkut, MySpace, etc.), chatting, watching videos, etc.
Any of these purposes may make us the sufferer of Internet crime. Therefore, we shall use Internet too carefully. Amid various internet crimes, phishing is at the top. Phishing is the process of accessing users’ personal information like bank account details, credit card details, through various means.
Person who is indulged in executing such crimes are brilliant and for them collecting users’ crucial information is not a big deal. For example, most of the times, you receive letters from your bank in which you are asked to click a link. Because the letter is from the bank you have account in, you just click the link. You do not know that whether the bank has sent that email or not.
In most of the cases, such emails are a part of phishing scams; therefore, you shall not open the links given in the email until you are not sure about their authenticity. Moreover, you shall not give information like Account Number, Password, Date of Birth, etc. to anyone through email or chat because none of the bank will ask you to provide this information through email or chat.
You shall not upload your personal images on social networking sites that do not offer security features because someone with creepy mind can use them in wrong way to blackmail you. Keep your eyes open and behave intelligently while using internet to keep you away from Internet crimes.
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