What can be done to stop the
growing threat of cybercrime?
ICT ICA 3
HARRY PANG JIA WEI, 083142M
HO PEI JING CHERMAINE, 084288T
JOHNSON OOI CHEE TIONG, 080785Y
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What is Cybercrime?
Refers to criminal activity where the computer is the
source of a crime
Describing criminal activity in which the computer
or the network is a necessary part of the crime
Can be divided into two categories:
- crimes that target computer network or
- crimes facilitated by computer networks or
Types of Cybercrime
Obscene or offensive content
We have laws to deter criminal acts
One very obvious way to combat cyber crime is to
have laws to deter cyber crimes.
Singapore has the Computer Misuse act and is
Assistant Professor Warren Chik recommends to
include provisions on cyber forgery, cyber fraud and
identity theft in 2006
“Law enforcement Trojans”
Tools used by backers can also be used by the police
German police are reviewing the idea to plant
“trojans” on the PCs of suspects
The trend has been to hire ex-hackers
- For their skills.
- Giving them access may be dangerous
- Interviews and test to determine if he/she is
Credit card frauds
Credit cards are convenient
Credit card frauds are predominant
In 2005, the amount of credit card frauds go beyond
400 million pounds
One recent way to combat this is to have stronger
For example the Emue card by VISA
Spoof scamming to prevent Internet Fraud
Campaigns were held by the authorities in the
US and Canada.
They use Internet banner advertising and
sponsored links on search engines.
Direct consumers to fake websites and stop real
scammers from attacking
Using Anti-Virus Softwares to prevent DoS and
• The Conficker worm is a potent worm which has
infected millions of computers running the
• Remedies are provided by anti-virus vendors
such as Symantec and Trend Micro.
• Preventing this worm can be done through Anti-
Understanding Cybercrime to prevent it
By understanding Cybercrime, you can help
protect yourself against:
Being a victim of Phishing Scams.
Cybercrime refers to criminal activity where the
computer is the source of a crime.
Can consist of DoS, computing viruses, phishing
scams, fraud and identity theft, spam and many
other unethical acts.
What can be done to stop the growing threat of
Laws to deter criminal acts (Legislation).
Trapping the hackers.
Hiring White Hat Hackers.
Using Anti-Viral, Anti-Spyware and Firewalls.
Educate the youth on Cybercrime.