The U.S. Director of National Intelligence ranked cybercrime as the No. 1 national security threat. What is most shocking about this is that it ranks above terrorism.
But with the online world as advanced and innovative as it is, this shouldn’t be surprising. There were criminals before the internet. And now they are using this revolutionary tool for all the wrong reasons!
“Cybercrime attacks everybody”, says Theresa Payton, Former White House CIO.
So What Exactly Is Cybercrime?
Simply put, cybercrime is a crime committed or facilitated via the Internet.
According to NCPC, it can range from fraud to spam and even downloading illegal music files.
“A hacker can present a link he or she knows will interest the user. Once the link is clicked, the hacker has access to the network.”
Top 3 Cybercrimes
Consider the following top cybercrimes provided by Director of Consulting Services Tommie Singleton:
1. Tax-Refund Fraud – the filing of false taxes to claim fraudulent refunds
2. Corporate Account Takeover – obtaining an entity’s financial banking credentials to steal funds
3. Identity Theft – Stealing a person’s identifiable
What You Can Do
According to a study on online security breaches conducted by Verizon, 87 percent of cases could have been prevented if reasonable security controls had been in place at the time of the incident, reports AICPA.
Searching yourself up online may be one of the best ways of protecting your identity in and out of the cyber world. It gives you a direct look at what other people see if they search you up on Google, for example.
But where online search engines fail, specific people-search services, such as SpyFly, make it happen. Spyfly gives you access to any individual’s records such as criminal history, sexual offenses, financial problems, and more. All in one place! All you need is a name to get started.