Monday, December 17, 2018

Types of Cybercrimes in Nevada

Technology is all around us. Advances in technology has made the world more connected than ever before, and it continues to develop at an unprecedented rate. Just twenty years ago it would be deemed impossible or at least cumbersome to conduct video calls without a bulky video telephone. Just thirty years ago the idea of global interconnectivity via the internet would be considered a sci-fi fantasy. Yet here we are with powerful smartphones that can connect to The Web from almost anywhere in the world.

Unfortunately the rise of modern technology also means an increase in criminal activity. Cybercrimes in modern locations like Nevada are on the uptick despite the increasing sophistication of digital systems. Cybercriminals always find new ways to circumvent existing security protocols, giving everybody headaches, and in more serious cases leading to disruption on a national scale.

As technology evolves over the years, cybercriminals like crackers and hackers will continue to discover new methods to disrupt the system and commit crimes. Here are some of the most notable types:

  • Data hacking/cracking: intentionally breaking into a network (secure or otherwise) to conduct malicious activity
  • Data theft: obtaining crucial information from a network illegally, like passwords or account information
  • Direct denial of service: disrupting program operations by overloading systems
  • Electronic money laundering: illegal cash transfers
  • Spamming: inundating a target system with nonsensical email to overload it
  • Data tampering: illegally deleting, hiding, moving, or altering data
  • Online fraud: spreading/planting false information
  • Virus/worm infection: exposing a system to a destructive virus, a worm, or a dangerous exploit