Monday, December 23, 2013

7 World's Biggest Cyber Crimes

7 World's Biggest Cyber Crimes

Crime in cyberspace (cyber crime) currently ranks second after drug crimes, both seen from the value obtained material gain, as well as loss and damage for the victims.

Although the news has been repeatedly broadcast by the media, seems to be a lack of public awareness of the advantages for the thieves, and this is proven by the fact that many people still can be stolen just by simple tricks. Some sites lead you through the labyrinth of a digital implementation of the most dangerous in the world, so be careful with your online activities.

Here are 7 big criminals in cyberspace, even though their names are pseudonyms, but they are real.

1. Kodiak
In 1994, Kodiak access the accounts of several large corporate customers at major banks and transfer the funds to an account that has been set up by their accomplices in Finland, USA, Germany, Israel and the UK. In 2005, Kodiak was sentenced and jailed for three years. Kodiak has stolen an estimated 10.7 million dollars.

2. Don Fanucci
At the age of 15 years, Don Fanucci perform a series of attacks in February 2000 against some commercial websites that have high traffic. He was sentenced to the city jail at his residence, Montreal, Quebec, on 12 September 2001 for eight months in open custody, one year probation, restrictions on the use of the Internet, and fines. Global economic damage as a result of the attacks are believed to reach 7.5 million to 1.2 billion dollars.

3. Pox
One of the creators of the virus e-mails "Love Bug" (iloveyou), Pox, is alleged to have infected and crippled more than 50 million computers and networks on May 4, 2000. The virus also attacks the computers belonging to the Pentagon, CIA and other large organizations and cause losses of millions of dollars in damages. Because the Philippines has no laws against computer hacking crimes, Fox was never indicted for his crimes.

4. Mishkal
Mishkal accused of being one of the godfathers of credit card counterfeiters in Eastern Europe. He and his collaborators were accused of mass producing fake credit and debit cards. At one point, they reported having income up to $ 100,000 per day. He was arrested but later released after six months in detention, and to immediately look at the position of the Ukrainian government, a position that would give him automatic immunity from further prosecution.

5. The Wiz and Piotrek
The Wiz, 23 years old, and Piotrek, 27, of Chelyabinsk, Russia, were sentenced to a number of demands complicity, computer crimes, and fraud bind against financial institutions in Seattle, Los Angeles and Texas. Among other things, they stole a database from about 50,000 credit card. Both were fined and were sentenced at least three years in prison.

6. Roper, Red_Skwyre, and Dragov
Three of these are at the core of a network of cyber crime with extorting money from banks, Internet casinos, and various other web-based businesses. Their strategy is simple, namely to hack and hold process accounts for a ransom of 40,000 dollars. Charged with causing direct damage of more than 2 million pounds and indirect damage of about 40 million pounds. In October 2007, the trio was found guilty and sentenced to eight years in prison.

7. Bandit
Bandit manipulate roughly 500,000 computers and rent it for criminal activities. He was arrested in November 2005 in an FBI operation, and was sentenced to 60 months in prison, and ordered to hand over a luxury car costing 58,000 dollars from the proceeds of crime. He was also ordered to pay $ 15,000 in compensation to the U.S. government for military computers were infected. - 7 World's Biggest Cyber Crimes

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