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Cybercrime / Cybercrime / Crime areas / Internet / Home - INTERPOL

Cybercrime / Cybercrime / Crime areas / Internet / Home - INTERPOL | Cyber Crimes & Terrorism | Scoop.it
Interpol official site - International Criminal Police Organization - ICPO - Rapid access to official, controlled information.
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Cybercrime is one of the quickest growing areas of criminal trends i the world.  Criminals are exploting the speed, convenience and anonymity that modern technologies offer in order to commit a new magnitude of criminal activities. Attacks against computer data and systems, identity theft, the distribution of child sexual abuse images, internet auction fraud, the penetration of online financial services, the deployment of viruses, internet BOTS, and various email scams are a few of the crimes plaguing us with the introduction of technology.

The global usage and nature of the Internet has allowed criminals to commit almost any illegal activity anywhere in the world. The use of the Internet by terrorists, poses a serious threat to national and international security.  The threat of terrorism forces authorities to address security weaknesses that relates to information technology, such as power plants, electrical grids, information systems and the computer systems of government and major companies.

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Cyber terror rages in the banking sector

Cyber terror rages in the banking sector | Cyber Crimes & Terrorism | Scoop.it
Coordinated Denial of Service attacks on U.S. banks including Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, PNC and others are truly a terrorist strike against the United States
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Since Sept. 19 2012, coordinated Denial of Service (DoS) attacks have shut down the websites of Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase, while Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank and PNC Bank were crippled just this week.  Thankfully financial information is safe. The attacks are designed to just cripple the websites.  Hackers use their array of computers and malware to flood the targeted sites with massive amounts of traffic until it is overwhelmed and thus shut down. The resulting downtime is damaging in many ways.

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michael@orion-sas.co.uk's curator insight, October 25, 2016 4:02 AM
Just because your financial information is safe doesn't mean that hackers can't damage your organisation or bank balance in different ways. Time is money the old saying goes.
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Cybersecurity Overview | Homeland Security

Cybersecurity Overview | Homeland Security | Cyber Crimes & Terrorism | Scoop.it
Our daily life, economic vitality, and national security depend on a stable, safe, and resilient cyberspace.
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The DHS plays key roles in securitizing the nations cyber networks.  According to the DHS, different ways to secure the cyber ecosystem are listed below.  

partnerships with owners and operators of critical infrastructure such as financial systems, chemical plants, and water and electric utilitiesthe release of actionable cyber alertsinvestigations and arrests of cyber criminals, andeducation about how the public can stay safe online.

 

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What is cyberterrorism? - Definition from WhatIs.com

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, cyberterrorism is the premeditated, politically motivated attack against information, computer systems, computer programs, and data which results in violence against non-combatant targets by sub-national g
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Cyber Terrorism is different from a virus or computer attack that results in inaccessible service.  It is designed to use some type of software interference to cause physical or financial harm.  According to the U.S. Commission of Critical Infrastructure Protection, cyberterrorist primarily focus on attacking Banks, Military Installations, power plants, traffic control centers, and water systems.

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USDOJ: CRM: Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section

USDOJ: CRM: Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section | Cyber Crimes & Terrorism | Scoop.it
The Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) is responsible for implementing the Department's national strategies in combating computer and intellectual property crimes worldwide.
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The Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) is in charge of implementing the Department's national strategies in combating computer and property crimes worldwide. CCIPS prevents, investigates, and prosecutes computer crimes by working with other agencies in the country and the world.  The Section's enforcement responsibilities against intellectual property crimes are similarly multi-faceted. Intellectual Property (IP) is one of the principal U.S. economic engines, and the nation is a target of choice for thieves of content protected by copyright, trademark, or trade-secrets. In attempts to pursue all these goals, CCIPS attorneys regularly run complex investigations, resolve unique legal and investigative issues raised by emerging computer and telecommunications technologies.

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Michael Kearns's comment, March 11, 2014 11:39 PM
In the past, cybercrime has been committed by individuals or small groups. However, there is now an emerging trend with traditional organized criminals and criminally minded technology professionals working together and pooling their resources and expertise. In 2007 and 2008 the cost of cybercrime worldwide was estimated at approximately $8B. Because of cyber espionage, cyber criminals have stolen intellectual property from businesses worldwide worth up to $1T.
Michael Kearns's comment, March 11, 2014 11:47 PM
INTERPOL is a cybercrime program that was built to train and keep up with emerging cybercrime threats. INTERPOL easily promotes the exchange of information between countries and other law enforcing operations. It helps to deliver training courses to build & maintain professional standards. It coordinates and helps assists international operations. INTERPOL assists countries in the event of a cybercrime or cyber-attack investigations through database services. It develops strategic partnerships with other international organizations and private sector bodies. It helps to identify threats and share gathered intelligence with other sectors or organizations. INTERPOL creates a secure web portal for accessing information and documents.
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Reporting Computer Hacking, Fraud and Other Internet-Related Crime | Information Security

Reporting Computer Hacking, Fraud and Other Internet-Related Crime | Information Security | Cyber Crimes & Terrorism | Scoop.it
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The primary law enforcement agencies that investigate domestic crime on the Internet include: the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the United States Secret Service, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) , The Department of Homeland Security, the United States Postal Inspection Service, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) . Each of these agencies has offices located in every state to which crimes may be reported. Contact information regarding these local offices may be found in local telephone directories.  Federal crime may be reported to the local office of an appropriate law enforcement agency by a telephone call.

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US Expecting Energy-Sector Cyberterrorism Wave?

US Expecting Energy-Sector Cyberterrorism Wave? | Cyber Crimes & Terrorism | Scoop.it
"The Mask" cyberthreat operation is said to be targeting oil and natural gas companies.
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Michael Kearns's comment, March 6, 2014 2:00 PM
the Internet security company Kaspersky Lab said it had uncovered tone of the most intensive potential cyberthreats it had ever seen, called The Mask. Experts there said that the threat was probably from a Spanish-speaking country and it likely targets natural gas and oil companies. The threat seems to have been around since 2007 and has taken over thousands of IP addresses in dozens of countries. The recent discovery follows attacks from Flame malware about two years ago that forced the Iranian computer systems completely useless. At that time, it was one of the most dangerous cyberterrorism programs. The attacks and discovery of The Mask have led President Obama to make cybersecurity one of the government's concerns.
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Cyber-terrorism

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FBI defines terrorism as unlawful uses of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government or people.  In retaliation to political or social objectives. Cyber-terrorism is essential this, but using computer resources to achieve this objectives.  Law enforcement is creating agencies and bureaus to act as combatants against cyber terrorism.

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