Cyber Criminals Take Full Advantage Of The Anonymity And Secrecy Provided By The Onion Router

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Cyber criminals take full advantage of the anonymity and secrecy provided by The Onion Router (TOR) networks through the Internet; therefore, attacking the very foundations of our modern information society is very easy. Cyber crime can involve credit card theft, computer viruses, cyberstalking, cyberterrorism, cyber-pornography, Denial of Service attacks, Distributive-Denial of Service Attacks, hacktivism (hacking activism), identity theft, malware, and spam. Law enforcement officials have struggled to keep pace with cyber criminals, who cost the global economy billions annually. Police are attempting to use the same tools cyber criminals use to perpetrate crimes in an effort to prevent those crimes and bring the guilty parties to justice. Cyber fraud refers to any type of deliberate deception for unfair or unlawful gain that occurs online. Due to the complexity of Cyber Fraud today, typically many people will refer to themselves as hacktivists; Anonymous, Blue Tic, and Lizard Squad are great examples. The common types or forms that of this type of fraud discussed today will be distributed Ransomware, Social Engineering (The art of human hacking) which relates back to a computer, and the typical phishing tactics to steal credit and debit card information. The amount annually lost due to cyber crime will be an undefinable number because it is happening under the radar at vast amounts every day. Lastly I will be discussing how this type of fraud is commonly detected, how you…

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