The entire world has leaped into the world of computers. The public libraries, the hard-copy of maps, the yellow pages, have become obsolete. The banks have made it convenient for people by taking the benefit of going online in terms of, account to account money transfer, passbook details, bank mini statements etc. People have benefited tremendously by the accomplishment the field has made, but there is always a downside for everything that excels.
As many highly skilled programmers have made it possible to design and protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access but we must also remember that not everyone has the best interest for a good future for the citizens. The clever cybercriminals, steal sensitive information which is very crucial for the persons living, which includes the bank account number, security details, citizen ID number, important files related to property, and transfer them to an untraceable location and use the previous mentioned information to blackmail the owner to take unadvisable steps, and end up playing games of the cybercriminals.
They also tend to hack into the personal social media accounts and create controversies for the user and get the user into trouble and have also created many suicide cases, when sensitive faulty information goes viral.
The key focus was to always protect the most crucial information against the known threats and ended up leaving the insignificant part unprotected, and this was one of the easiest ways the cybercriminals gained access to the personal networks and worked their way up and cracked the code or they break through the firewall.
There are also cases of malpractice by certain operators which may be accidental, or intentional. There are also many ways by which an individual can be deceived into deviating from secure procedures into illegal methods which can be a trap and give an opportunity to the cybercriminals to dig into your life and ruin it.
There are also cases where criminals hack into the federal bureau and gain access to the police records of the convicts and clear all the data linking to them or target the agency and create unnecessary problems and frame them for crimes.
They do this by tapping into their cell phones & tracking the call records. They can record the voices and attach them and create audio that never even existed. They can also find out about their families and can spy on them with a laptop, cellphone or even traffic cameras to track their movements and can cause them physical harm. They can also trace them through GPS.
Electric cars have been a boon to the human society, but it also helped the cyber-criminals to knock their brains to work on another criminal level. They can access the car’s controller through an external electronic device connected to the car via Bluetooth, and they can take full control of the car and do whatever they want.
Which includes, increasing the speed of the vehicle and can kill the pedestrians or crash into a wall and kill the driver. The world of technology has provided many ways from which you can protect from such fraud, but it is up to an individual as to how they decide to ensure their safety.