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Cyber Crime Essay

Cyber Crime Essay

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Published by: Mohamad Arif Nasaruddin on Dec 24, 2011
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SSI 3013INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN SCIENCE
TITLE: WHAT IS CYBER CRIME?
MEMBER’S NAME : HASNOR IZZATI BINTI CHE RAZALI[D20091035119]NOORIDAYU BT MOHAMED[D20091035077]NORHAMIDAH BT ROHANI[D20091035109]NOR SHARLIDA BT MOHAMAD JALAILUDIN[D20091035086]MOHAMAD ARIF BIN NASARUDDIN[D20091035123]
 
WHAT IS CYBER CRIME?
Crime is a common word that we always heard in this globalization era. Crimes refer toany violation of law or the commission of an act forbidden by law. Crime and criminality have been associated with man since long time ago. There are different strategies practices bydifferent countries to contend with crime. It is depending on their extent and nature. It can beconcluded that a nation with high index of crime cases cannot grow or develop well. This is because crime is the direct opposite of development. It can contribute to negative impact in termof social and economic development.Cyber crime is a new type of crime that occurs in this Science and Technology years.There are a lot of definitions for cyber crime. According to Wikipidia.com cyber crime alsoknown as computer crime that refers to any crime that involves a computer and a network. Cyber crime is defined as crimes committed on the internet using the computer as either a tool or atargeted victim. Besides that cyber crime can be defined as crimes committed on the internetusing the computer as either a tool or a targeted victim (Joseph A E, 2006). Computer can beconsiders as a tool in cyber crime when the individual is the main target of cyber crime. Butcomputer can be considers as target when the crime is directed to the computer. In addition,cyber crime also includes traditional crimes that been conducted with the access of Internet. For example hate crimes, telemarketing Internet fraud, identity theft, and credit card account thefts.In simple word, cybercrime can be defined as any violence action that been conducted by usingcomputer or other devices with the access of internet. This action can give harmful effects toother.
 
Report made by authorities showed that our country involved in 2,123 of cyber crimecases during 2008 which is more than 100 per cent increase compared with 2007, but that ratewas an incident and may not correlate with cyber crimes rates. Cyber Security Malaysia said, thenumber is not from the rate of cyber crimes analysis but only from the complaint they received.Furthermore, they said, they cannot analyze the actual statistic because police, Bank Negara,Securities Commission and Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)have their own statistics and they have not been able to collate these statistics to see the clearer image about cyber crimes.There are many factors that causes the statistic of cyber crime cannot be detected or analyzed. First, the aggressive development of today’s technology making this crime is verydifficult to be detected. Second, law enforcement officials lack of necessary technical expertiseto deal with criminal activity. Third, once criminal activity has been detected many businessmenare reluctant to lodge a report because they afraid of adverse publicity, embarrassment, loss of  public confidence, investor loss, or economic repercussions. Due to these factors, the actualnumber of cyber crime cases and the statistic of cyber crime in our country cannot be recordedaccurately.There are three major categories of cyber crimes which are crimes against the person, property and the government. The first category of cyber crimes is cyber crime against person.Cyber crime against person is included harassment via email or cyber-stalking. Cyber Stalkingmeans following the moves of an individual's activity over internet. It can be done with the help

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