In parallel with the development of the Internet, many different areas have emerged that involve the use of electronic money.
Naturally, this factor attracted the attention of fraudsters who are constantly present in the network and are looking for different ways to " money laundering.
In spite of the many security systems and difficulties that are overcome to circumvent these systems, the number of scammers does not cease to increase. On the Internet, as well as in real life, there were quite a few different cases that are associated with fraudulent activities.
In this article we will present the most "high-profile" Internet crimes:
After the virus was introduced into this system, they managed to obtain data on more than 40 million plastic cards, each of which they could use for their own purposes.
The total amount of losses from the actions of this group of fraudsters amounted to more than 3 million dollars, and up to today, this crime is the most "loud" in the number of stolen personal data.
After receiving the money, the fraudsters immediately sent them to the accounts of various countries, including Russia and Ukraine, which made this crime one of the most sophisticated.
Law enforcement agencies couldn’t find fraudsters for a long time, and they succeeded only after they created a fictitious company, through which they “lured” intruders into the United States.
Thanks to Trojan programs, they obtained data for user authorization in Internet banking services.
During the investigation, it was established not only that the amount is much more than initially stated, but also that 6 people are not the whole “gang”. According to law enforcement agencies, the team of fraudsters involved about 50 people, 20 of whom have already been convicted under various articles.
Despite the fact that the law enforcement agency manages to identify crimes that it would seem impossible to solve, the attackers do not cease to amaze with their naivety.
Frauds on the Internet continue to be fixed with great frequency, which once again tells us that it is necessary to use absolutely all means of protection offered by various services to us.
Because the Internet itself is spreading around the world with great speed. It is difficult to believe in it, but also half of the population of our planet did not start actively using the world wide web.
New users appear, and fraudsters use this. In addition, Internet technology is now used in all niches, which opens up new opportunities for attackers.
People are offered jobs through the Internet, send money somewhere to charity and so on. This is not the worst crimes through the Internet.
Hacking of banks, bases of medical institutions, e-wallets of private users and much more happens all the time.
The fight against crime on the Internet is being actively pursued. Our readers already know where to turn if cheated on the Internet.
However, many network scammers go unpunished. First, our legislation is not ready for such scams. Secondly, the technology is not perfect, the attackers manage to hide.
If you have never used electronic wallets, you hardly know that not so long ago in Russia a law was passed, according to which every customer of the payment system must provide passport information.
The first steps to combat Internet crime are being taken, but so far the defense has not been developed.
The first 5 interesting Internet crimes were just a snack. In the history of the global network, many more curiosities have occurred, some are hard to believe, but all cases are real:
These lists can be replenished every day, because the media is replete with news about a particular hack. This is not surprising, now electronic payments are used everywhere and for newbies everything is simplified, and the attackers use it.
100% of cybercriminals on the Internet can’t defend themselves. Crimes were committed and will be committed, but you need to be always on guard. Mindfulness, precautionary measures and the use of all levels of protection help to create problems for hackers.
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