Cyber crime is sophisticated and socially engineered. Are you aware of the various categories in cybercrime?
Cybercrime is sophisticated and socially engineered. Are you aware of the various categories in cyber crime?
Cyber-Dependent Crimes: Crimes which can only be committed using a computer, a computer network, or other technology. Some examples of cyber-dependent crimes include hacking, DoS and DDoS attacks, criminal botnet operations and malware. This category could be viewed as “true cyber crime” in that they would not exist at all without a the use of a computer. The target itself is typically one or more computers or the networks between them.
Cyber-Enabled Crimes: Crimes which can be committed without the use of technology, but increase their scale or reach by the use of computers, computer networks, and other technology. Cyber-enabled crimes include activities like cyber-stalking, fraud, extortion, child pornography, various trafficking offences, and cyber criminal-for-hire services.
Cyber-Supported Crimes: Crimes which use of the computer or network is only incidental to the actual commission of the crime, but which may be legally relevant for evidentiary purposes. An example, is recorded data on a computer or through a computer network. These could be an integral part of an investigation for murder, which would make that murder a “computer-supported” crime.
With many SME’s not aware of the various types and categories of cybercrime, now more than ever is it important to train and equip your teams!