List of main causes of cyber crime
By Pallabi Paul
Crimes can be defined as violation of law ,especially a serious one Cyber Crime is an unlawful act wherein the computer is either tool or target.Cyber crime uses unique feature of internet namely sending of e-mail,speedy publication of Information through web and the Information can be send to anyone one in the planet.The type of cyber criminals are dangerous because they are usually unscrupulous and are ready to commit any type of offences as long as it brings money to their hands.They very smartly tries to get escape from law enforcement agencies.These cyber criminals are committing serious crime and their unscrupulousness particularly in child pornography as well as online gambling in a threat to the society.
Causes of Cyber Crime and its effect
Basically many youngsters are involved or tries to involve themselves in such types of offences who want to be noticed and feel among the group of big and tough guys in the society,they fall in the category of idealist and want to be in spotlight.Sometimes it happens like many teenage take the sexually explicit content or images or videos of others and circulate it the websites in order to take revenge against their known people and to lower down the reputation of the victims family and the victim.Based on the statistics it is found that 78% of the cyber crime occurs because they want to take revenge.Usually cyber bullying are bullied in physical way in the real world,they can’t take it by physical so they prefer to take it by cyber world.Bullying often revolves around persons social status in the school.and some teenage or youngsters will choose cyber bullying others .Sometimes it happens like due to jealousy among fellows due to academic achievements or in economic development,the offenders out of jealousy take the step to hamper the reputation by spreading defamatory or derogatory materials.
We need to know in detail what are causes of cyber crime in order to take steps to prevent those in our society.
Alleviate Boredom – Some people cyber bullying in order to get fit in the group of friends.As a result,these youngsters are succumbed to peer pressure in order to be accepted by a group in schools or colleges ,even if it going against their better judgment.They are concerned about fitting in them rather than the consequences of cyber bullying.
Due to experiment as a nature of teenagers –
As the teenager are attracted to new things happening in the world.Sometimes due the advertisement of many things relating to protection from pregnancy and many other,or watching pornographic clips in many sites,they decide to experiment it and become prey to many offenders who are in search of such children in order to take sexually explicit content and they circulate in many social media and sites in order to earn money in shortcut way.The offenders never think of the consequences of these to the victims of cyber crime.
Make quick money – This group is greed motivated and career criminals,who tamper with the data on the data in the web and even targets many financial institutions like banking sector, and due to which they tried to hack many governmental as well as non governmental website and target them to theft data in order to earn income illegally ,there are increasing number of cyber crime related to e commerce ,where in.criminals form websites and give fake advertisements of many products with ingredients which are fake or misleading and attract the consumers easily and thus with the sole aim of making cyber fraud they earn money.For these reasons people need to be very much conscious and should purchase different products either electronic or others from known websites.
Cyber terrorism -Cyber terrorism is the politically motivated use of the computer and information technology to cause severe disruption and widespread threat in society.Most cyber attacks have been carried out by Criminal organizations with majority of incidents failing to register on enterprise risk scale of businesses that faced significant setbacks.
Negligence –Negligence is one of the characteristics of human conduct.So ,there may be possibility that protecting the computer system we may make any negligence which gives the offenders an opportunity to access and control the computer system,Computer network etc.
Loss of evidence – Loss of evidence is another factor which is responsible for increasing the cyber crimes ,as the data related to crime can easily destroyed.So,loss of evidence has become s common and obvious problem which paralizes the system behind the investigation of the cyber crimes.
Easy to access – The problem behind safeguarding s computer system from unauthorized access is that there are many possibilities of breach due to complex technology.Hackers can steal access codes,retina images,advanced voice recorder.that can fool biometric systems easily and bypass firewalls can be utilized to get past many security system.
Common causes behind identity theft is it occurs when obtains our personal information .Any personal information from our name and drivers license number ,social security number or credit card number and misuse such information to gather wrongful benefits for their own ,like they can apply for jobs using others personal details which which make the victims in trouble.
Offences like identity theft is committed for the purpose that many thieves or person having criminal records for receiving some benefits from the society ,which they think will not get if give their true identity,in such case misuse or commits identity theft which is punishable under the provisions of law.According to credit checking firm ,Experian ,online identity theft increased 300 percent from 2010 and 2012 ,just one of the area of online crime that has grown in recent years.Cyber crime including everything from online identity theft ,to installing of virus in the computer to damage several parts of it to hacking and online fraud is a complex area of criminalogy and and one that is getting more attention as computer are prevalent in our lives and handle more of our personal information.
Personally motivated cyber crime –
The cyber criminals are still human beings and what they do including the cyber crimes includes their personal emotions .From the disgruntled employee installing viruses in office computer to a jealous boyfriend into a girlfriends social media accounts or a teenager taking down a school website to prove he can do it,many cyber crimes are crimes of passion committed over the internet.Many of these crimes however can still have very serious impact and cause considerable property loss.