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Cyber crime & security

  1. 1. Cyber Crime 1 CYBER CRIME Presented By : Ronson Calvin Fernandes. Manipal Institute of Technology - Manipala22/02/2013 22/02/2013
  2. 2. A quick peek into . . . .2  What is Cyber Crime ?  What is Crime Ware ?  CrimeWare - Bot’s , Trojan’s & Spywares.  Online fraud – Phishing & Pharming.  Kinds of Cyber Crime.  Basic Prevention Tips.  Cyber laws @ your disposal.  References. Cyber Crime 22/02/2013
  3. 3. What is cyber crime?3  Crime committed using a computer and the internet to steal a person’s identity or illegal imports or malicious programs.  Cybercrime is nothing but where the computer used as an object or subject of crime.  Most of these crimes are not new. Criminals simply devise different ways to undertake standard criminal activities such as fraud , theft , blackmail and forgery using the new medium , often involving the Internet . Cyber Crime 22/02/2013
  4. 4. Types of Cyber Crimes4 Cyber Crime refers to all activities done with criminal intent in cyberspace. These fall into three slots.  Those against persons.  Against Business and Non-business organizations.  Crime targeting the government. Cyber Crime 22/02/2013
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  6. 6. What is Crime Ware ?6  The software tools used in cybercrime is sometimes referred to as Crimeware.  Crimeware is software that is used in the commission of the criminal act.  Not generally regarded as a desirable software or hardware application Cyber Crime 22/02/2013
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  8. 8. Crimeware – Bots8  Whats a Bot?  "Bot" is actually short for robot – not the kind found in science fiction movies.  Bots are one of the most sophisticated types of crimeware.  They are similar to worms and Trojans, performs automated tasks on behalf of their master (the cybercriminals) (i.e) co-ordinated "denial-of-service" attack.  Victim machines = ―Zombies." Cyber Crime 22/02/2013
  9. 9. Bots (continued . .)9  Bots search for vulnerable, unprotected computers to infect and stay hidden till they are activated.  Bots do not work alone, but are part of a network of infected machines called a "botnet.―  A botnet is typically composed of large number victim machines that stretch across the globe. Cyber Crime 22/02/2013
  10. 10. How BotNet works ?10 Cyber Crime 22/02/2013
  11. 11. Trojan Horses , Spyware &11 Crime  Trojans and spyware are crimeware—two of the essential tools a cybercriminal.  Used to obtain unauthorized access and steal information from a victim as part of an attack.  The creation and distribution of these programs is on the rise, almost 37% of unauthorised access and info stealing is through trojan’s and spywares. [2] Cyber Crime 22/02/2013
  12. 12. Trojan Horses12  A Trojan horse program presents itself as a useful computer program, while it actually causes havoc and damage to your computer.  Trojans are the first stage of an attack.  Primary purpose - stay hidden while downloading and installing a stronger threat such as a bot.  Cannot spread by themselves - often delivered to a victim through an email message.  Trojan horse lurks silently on the infected machine, downloading spyware, while the victim continues on with Cyber Crime 22/02/2013activities. their normal
  13. 13. Spywares13  Programs that covertly monitor your activity on your computer, gathering usernames, passwords, account numbers, files, and even drivers license or social security numbers.  Some spyware focuses on monitoring a persons Internet behavior; Tracks the places you visit and things you do on the web.  Spyware is similar to a Trojan horse in that users unknowingly install the product when they install something else. Cyber Crime 22/02/2013
  14. 14. Phishing [2]14  What is Phishing?  Phishing is essentially an online con game, and phishers are nothing more than tech- savvy con artists and identity thieves.  They use spam, fake Web sites, crimeware and other techniques to trick people into divulging sensitive information, such as bank and credit card account details.  For example, a flaw in the IRS Web site. Cyber Crime 22/02/2013
  15. 15. How phishing works ?15  In most cases, phishers send out a wave of spam email, sometimes up to millions of messages.  Each email contains a message that appears to come from a well-known and trusted company.  The bogus Web site urges the visitor to provide confidential information — social security numbers, account numbers, passwords, etc.  While it is impossible to know the actual success rates to all phishing attacks, it is Cyber Crime 22/02/2013
  16. 16. How Phishing works ? [3]16 Cyber Crime 22/02/2013
  17. 17. How phishing works (continued17 . .)  Over 2005, phishers became much more sophisticated.  This trend means that by simply following the link in a phishing email to a bogus Website, a users identity could be stolen as the phisher would no longer need to get you to enter your personal information .  The Trojan or spyware placed onto your machine would capture this information the next time you visit the legitimate Web site of your bank or other online service. Cyber Crime 22/02/2013
  18. 18. Phishing Process18 Cyber Crime 22/02/2013
  19. 19. Pharming [2]19  Pharming is another form of online fraud.  More difficult to detect as they are not entirely reliant upon the victim accepting a "bait" message.  Instead of relying completely on users clicking on an enticing link in fake email messages, pharming instead re-directs victims to the bogus Web site even if theyCrime 22/02/2013right Web Cyber type the address.
  20. 20. How Pharming works ? [5]20  Pharmers re-direct their victims using a ploy called DNS cache poisoning.  DNS cache poisoning is an attack on the Internet Domain Naming System.  The naming system relies upon DNS servers to handle the conversion of the letter-based Web site names, into the machine- understandable digits (IP Address) that directs users to the Web site of their choice. Cyber Crime 22/02/2013
  21. 21. How Pharming works21 (continued . .)  When a pharmer mounts a successful DNS cache poisoning attack, they are effectively changing the rules of how traffic flows for an entire section of the Internet!  Phishers drop a couple lines in the water and wait to see who will take the bait. Where as  Pharmers are more like cybercriminals harvesting the Internet at a scale larger than anything seen before. Cyber Crime 22/02/2013
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  23. 23. Kinds of Cyber Crimes23  E-Mail bombing : Sending huge amounts of E-mails.  Salami attacks: These attacks are used for the commission of financial crimes.  Denial of Service: This involves flooding computer resources with more requests than it can handle. Cyber Crime 22/02/2013
  24. 24. Kinds of Cyber Crimes24 (continued ..)  Sale of illegal articles : This would include sale of narcotics, weapons and wildlife etc.  Cyber Pornography : This would include pornographic websites.  E-Mail spoofing : A spoofed email is one that appears to originate from one source but actually has been sent from another source.  Online gambling : There are millions of websites, all hosted on servers abroad, that offer online gambling. Cyber Crime 22/02/2013
  25. 25. Basic Prevention Tips25  Cybercrime prevention can be straight-forward - when armed with a little technical advice and common sense, many attacks can be avoided.  In general, online criminals are trying to make their money as quickly and easily as possible. The more difficult you make their job, the more likely they are to leave you alone and move on to an easier target.  Keep your computer current with the latest patches and updates.  Make sure your computer is configured securely.  Choose strong passwords and keep them safe.  Protect your computer with security software.  Protect your personal information.  Online offers that look too good to be true usually are.  Review bank and credit card statements regularly. Cyber Crime 22/02/2013
  26. 26. What To Do If Youre a Victim26 If Youre a Victim of Crimeware.  Disconnect immediately.  Scan your computer with an up-to-date antivirus program  Back up your critical information.  Consider going back to ground-zero Cyber Crime 22/02/2013
  27. 27. What To Do If Youre a27 Victim(cont..) If Youre a Victim of Online Fraud.  Close affected accounts immediately  File a police report.  Contact government agencies  Watch your credit reports closely.  Look for signs of identity theft. Cyber Crime 22/02/2013
  28. 28. Cyber laws @ your disposal28 Snapshot of Important Cyberlaw Provisions in India Offence Section under IT Act Offence Section Tampering with Computer source Sec.65 documents Hacking with Computer systems, Sec.66 Data alteration Publishing obscene information Sec.67 Un-authorized access to protected Sec.70 system Breach of Confidentiality and Sec.72 Privacy Publishing false digital signature Sec.73 Cyber Crime 22/02/2013 certificates
  29. 29. Cyber laws @ your disposal29 (cont ..) Computer Related Crimes covered under Indian Penal Code and Special Laws . Offence Section Threatening messages by E-mail Sec 503 IPC Defamatory messages by E-mail Sec 499 IPC Forgery of electronic records Sec 463 IPC Bogus websites, cyber frauds Sec 420 IPC Email spoofing Sec 463 IPC Web-Jacking Sec 383 IPC E-Mail Abuse Sec 500 IPC Online sale of Drugs NDPS Act Online sale of Arms Arms Act Cyber Crime 22/02/2013
  30. 30. References30  [1]. Susan W. Brenner, Cybercrime: Criminal Threats from Cyberspace  [2]. Norton , Symantec Group. http://in.norton.com/cybercrime  [3]. SEMCOM Cyberlaw Clinic. www.cyberlawclinic.org  [4]. ―Cyber Crime Statistics in India‖. http://www.indiafacts.in  [5]. Carnegie Cyber Academy - National Cyber Security Awareness. http://www.carnegiecyberacademy.com Cyber Crime 22/02/2013
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