1. SEX-RELATED CYBERCRIMES
SOLICITATION OF AN UNDERAGE PERSON
Another serious cybercrime involves any sexual engagement with an underage person online. This may include online solicitation of a minor through inappropriate conversation, sexual advances, sending or receiving sexual images, etc.
2. CRIMES FOR FINANCIAL GAIN
EXAMPLES OF ELECTRONIC CRIMES FOR FINANCIAL GAIN INCLUDE:
- Password Trafficking
- Identity Theft
One of the most serious forms of electronic fraud cybercrimes is known as cyberextortion. This is when an individual threatens to attack an organization using ransomware if they do not comply with their financial demands.
3. PHISHING SCAMS
Phishing is when an individual tricks people, generally via email, by portraying themselves as a member of a reputable organization. They may ask for social security numbers, phone numbers, addresses, etc.
Using these tactics, they are able to trick people into revealing personal information, including passwords, credit card numbers, and other important data.
EXAMPLES OF PHISHING SCAMS INCLUDE:
- Fake Websites
- Link Manipulation
- Session Hijacking
- Public Wi-Fi Access Points
Phishing scams are not limited to email. These scams can also be committed via SMS, phone calls, and social media messaging.
4. DATA BREACHES
Data breaches are cyber-attacks that leak private, personal, sensitive information from an organization’s database. This could include sensitive company information, such as trade secrets, as well personal information about its members.
Systems may be vulnerable to a data breach for numerous reasons, including lack of access controls, stolen hardware, or user error. Many data breaches are committed by an insider who already has access to this information.
Equifax 2017 Data Breach
One notable example of a data breach occurred with the major credit bureau Equifax in 2017. This data breach revealed the personal information of over 147 million consumers, including their birthdates, social security numbers, and credit card information.
DO NOT FACE CYBERCRIMES ALONE
Do not face allegations of any cybercrime on your own. The federal government fights hard for cybercrime convictions, utilizing the most advanced technology and resources. The Federal Bureau of investigations employs entire units dedicated to internet crimes.
You will need a lawyer who is experienced defending cases on a federal level. Gregg Gallian is former prosecutor, turned criminal defense attorney, who has helped hundreds of clients beat these serious charges.