Author: Tanmay S Dikshit

  • Introduction to Cyber Crime

    We live in the ‘Information Age’. There is an abundance of information freely flowing and easily available for access. Computers, mobile phones, digital cameras and other electronic gadgets have become an inseparable part of our daily lives. On the other hand, anonymity, lack of defined boundaries and restrictions of information access, and a growing dependency […]
  • Malware Attacks

    What is Malware? Malware or Virus is another term for a malicious programme. It performs unwanted actions on the computer which include Intentional programme crashes Unwanted pop-ups Stealing user confidential data Destruction of data or hardware Based on their characteristics, we can classify them into categories such as Worm Trojan Keylogger What is a Worm? […]
  • Internet Time & Bandwidth Theft

    What is Internet time/Bandwidth theft? Internet time/ bandwidth theft is a crime where the internet connection of one person (the victim) is used by an unauthorised person (the criminal). This is usually done by getting access to the user’s internet account details, such as user name and password, provided by the service provider. This access […]
  • Salami Attack

    What is a Salami Attack? A salami is a slice of meat. An attack is made on the computer system or network where a cybercriminal successfully transfers a small amount of money (a very negligible amount) from the victims file or bank account to his account. The transferred amount is a small slice of a […]
  • Use of Encryption in Cyber Crimes

    What is Encryption? Encryption is the process of converting readable text (data) into an unreadable form (code or cipher text) using a mathematical algorithm. The reverse of this process, i.e. converting cipher text or encrypted data back into its original form is called Decryption. There are 2 types of encryption: Symmetric Asymmetric Both types of […]
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