Computer crime, or cybercrime, is any crime that involves a computer and a network. The computer may have been used in the commission of a crime, or it may be the target. Dr. Debarati Halder and Dr. K. Jaishankar (2011) define Cybercrimes as: "Offences that are committed against individuals or groups of individuals with a criminal motive to intentionally harm the reputation of the victim or cause physical or mental harm, or loss, to the victim directly or indirectly, using modern telecommunication networks such as Internet (Chat rooms, emails, notice boards and groups) and mobile phones (SMS/MMS)". Such crimes may threaten a nation’s security and financial health.
Posts about Cybercrime
  • Whistleblower News Review

    … program, a mere failure to upgrade a network server to require double authentication led to one of the largest data breaches in history. SEC Ramping Up Financial Institution Cybersecurity and Breach Reporting Requirements The federal government enforces a number of stringent cybersecurity and incident reporting regulations on American banks…

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  • Cyberhacking I Cybersecurity Whistleblower Awards

    …. An investigation revealed that the firm was hacked in 2013, probably from China. The SEC cited the company for not having data encryption or firewalls. RT Jones had 8400 clients. In announcing the fine, the SEC said, “Firms must adopt written policies to protect their clients’ private information and they need to anticipate potential cybersecurity events…

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