- Firewall Hacking
- Impersonation, etc.
Cybercrimes and Hacking
The increasing burden of these activities has led to the development of better cybersecurity tools and surveillance systems. Web-based companies now develop well-encrypted data and information system with multiple security obstacles that must be bypassed before gaining full access. But in spite of these, cases where such strong firewalls have been breached, are still reported.
Ethical hackers are computer programmers whose job is to ensure that the most sophisticated hacking methods or at least, the available methods don't break through the company's system.
Online Dating ScamsIt is no news that people get robbed of their money in the name of online dating and relationships. There are many online dating sites where people check in to find a life partner.
More interestingly, common social media sites like Facebook where two-way communication is possible also feature cases of relationship scam.
People become really susceptible when they get desperate for a relationship, marriage or just a sex partner. This category of susceptible individuals include the following:
1. Young females above the age of 30.
2. Older persons who have divorced or lost their partner and still desire to satisfy their sexual urge.
3. Wealthy singles who just want a companion in their life.
In the end, the victim may or may not discovers that they are only imposters who are only interested in getting their money and disappear into thin air.
Fraudulent Online Money ScamsThe term "yahhoo boys or G-boys" have been popularised in Nigeria to mean people who fraudulently obtain money from others over the internet. It is still been used to date.
Then, attention was on banks, other financial institutions and some few wealthy individuals. They would forge certificates and other people's identity(identity theft) in order to be allowed access to the funds that belonged to them.
They lived extravagant lifestyles after making some huge cash in a way that reveals that they are proud of what they do and does not mind if the general public notices that they are fraudulent.
After all, there is not enough evidence to indict them.
Phishing refers to the simulation of an otherwise genuine advertisement on the internet by creating graphics or texts representing a notable company without the knowledge and approval of that company with the intent of extracting vital personal information from the victim to gain access to their financial and/or physical assets. A good example is a neatly created fake Facebook login page, where the user will try to log in, but with the result of sending their login details to the mastermind behind the plot.
Scammers also find other ways to deceive people to transfer money to them, assets or properties. One way they can achieve this is by promising their victims huge gains which they would greedily see as a potential investment opportunity.
The First Principle Of Avoiding Scams
In trying to understand "vulnerability", we must first recognize that uncontrolled interest on the part of potential victims is the commonest cause of vulnerability among victims of a scam.
When offers that look to good to be true presents themselves before us, we must close our instincts to their luring effects and tell ourselves that they are not true indeed.
Some other things that I also pointed out in the other posts include asking the offerer for some more time to think about the offer. Scammers have learnt to be patient with catch, but they get really disturbed when you ask them for more time to think about the proposal. They just want to hear that you are thinking because they fear that you may inquire for information that will reveal their dubious scheme.
Reasons Why You Should Not Engage In Scams
Better Job Alternatives
- Your passion for the job.
- How acceptable it is, morally and legally.
- Value creation or addition to you or others.
- Software designing
- Web programming
- Affiliate marketing programs
- Business agents
- Project analysts
- Account managers
- Retailers and Wholesale
On the other hand, when you resort to deceiving people, your only skill is 'theft', and probably await the day you will be caught and punished accordingly. But you are actually better suited to lead a different life through your many potentials. Therefore strive to be productive, creative and never agree to justify crime for any reason.