Cybercrime

National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2021 Our society, personal lives, business transactions, and critical infrastructures have become largely dependent on computer networks and information communication technology. Almost everything from our web browsing to mobile devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to invade our privacy and personalContinue Reading

Verify every information source. There is currently an overload of digitized information on COVID-19 outbreak purporting to be genuine and credible, and so the need to obtain authentic information cannot be over-emphasized. Since not all information out there is factual and correct, consumers of digital services must know who to follow in the cyberspace and where to search for the right information about coronavirus on digital platforms. Continue Reading

Overview As discussed in our last publication, every form of criminal’s act has a technology aspect in it. Investigators and prosecutors struggle to find enough evidence for cybercrime prosecution. Besides multiple jurisdictional challenge in cybercrime investigations (as published earlier), expertise, technology, and investigation workflow present several challenges to cybercrime investigationContinue Reading

Overview As discussed in our last publication, every form of criminal’s act has a technology aspect in it. Investigators and prosecutors struggle to find enough evidence for cybercrime prosecution. Besides multiple jurisdictional challenge in cybercrime investigations (as published on 12 November 2018), expertise, and technology, reporting of cybercrime for investigationContinue Reading

Overview As Information Technology Communication (ICT) is integrated into daily functioning of businesses, organizations, governments, and individuals, almost everyone depends on ICT for a living, criminals also utilize ICT platforms to carry out crime activities. Computer related criminals use computer as the object of the crime (hacking, phishing, spamming) orContinue Reading

Introduction Cybercrime has kept pace with technology advancement but, security practitioners and law enforcement agencies are yet to catch up with the criminals. This article highlights the current cybercrime activities, discusses the motivations behind cybercrime, and outlines steps of reducing cybercrime risks.  Cybercrime Activities The Council of Europe Convention onContinue Reading

Overview Cybercrime has kept pace with technology advancement but, security practitioners and law enforcement agencies are yet to keep catch up with the criminals. The more technology advances and evolves, the more businesses and individuals adopt these technologies, and the more the attack surfaces of these technologies also increase. Cybercrime issuesContinue Reading

The government has been charged to team up with the telecommunication companies and reduce international call rates to $0.19 in order to discourage Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) Box fraud in the country. A PhD candidate at the Department of Computer Science and Information, University of Energy and Natural Resources, MrContinue Reading