Cyber Crimes have been an ever present threat in the online world. But as our technology has grown exponentially, these threats have changed from what used to be laughably funny “Nigerian Princes” in the spam folder, to these very complex, highly advanced array of cyber crimes that target individuals and companies alike.
Losses due to cyber crimes amassed $2.7 Billion in 2018, a remarkable 93% increase from the $1.4 Billion in 2017[Link].
As more and more devices have been exposed to the internet, targeting of individuals has become a very lucrative venture for many attackers.
You need to be aware of these increasingly deliberately obscure threats, to not fall prey to an ever increasing number of attacks.
Cyber Crime is a Crime that Involves Computer and Internet. Cyber crime is committed with the help of a device connected to the Cyber world and target another Computer/ Smartphone or its User.
Cyber crimes committed against a Person or organization results in loss of financial resources and also affects the mental health in direct or indirect manner. Severe Cybercrime such as infecting government devices might affect the security of a Nation as well as harm its financial health.
Few examples of Cyber Crime are :
- Cyber Bullying
- Cyber Frauds
Throughout this article we will be focusing on the crimes that specifically target individuals. These attacks cover a lot of bases from harassment, to doxing, to even catfishing. Many of these attacks have evolved throughout the years, into very systematic procedures hell-bent on causing harm to you.
The first among these is…