A New Era of Security
The Internet has opened up unlimited possibilities for us to consume information and connect with the rest of the world.
Unfortunately, it’s also opened up plenty of back doors for criminals.
Cyber-crime is a relatively new phenomenon, and it refers to any crime carried out by someone using a computer or electronic device, especially over the Internet.
Using fake email messages to get personal information from internet users.
Use of stolen/unauthorized bank cards
Making sexual advances to minors or vulnerable people
Hacking: Defacing ,Shutting down or misusing websites, computer networks or email/social media accounts
Spreading hate and inciting terrorism
Stalking or harassment carried out over the internet.
Misusing personal information
Creation ,Distribution & Viewing of non-consensual pornography which includes child pornography
A form of bullying or harassment using electronic means.
Our Approach to Security
The team at Crimson Labs has put together a few tips for specific types of Cyber-crime
COLLECT AND KEEP EVIDENCE
It’s important to keep any evidence you may have related to your complaint. Evidence may include the following:
- Canceled checks
- Certified or other mail receipts
- Chatroom or newsgroup text
- Credit card receipts
- Envelopes (if you received items via FedEx, UPS or U.S.Mail)
- Log files, if available, with date, time and time zone
- Messages from Facebook, Twitter or other social networking sites
- Money order receipts
- Pamphlets or brochures
- Phone bills
- Printed or preferably electronic copies of emails (if printed, include full email header information)
- Printed or preferably electronic copies of webpages
- Wire receipts
– In cases of identity theft;
Make sure you change your passwords for all online accounts. Make it long, strong and unique, with a mix of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols.
Close any unauthorized or compromised credit or charge accounts. Inform the companies that someone may be using your identity, and find out if there have been any unauthorized transactions.
Think about what other personal information may be at risk.
File a report with your local police. You will need to provide a copy of the law enforcement report to your banks, creditors, other businesses, credit bureaus, etc.
If your personal information has been stolen through a corporate data breach, you will likely be contacted by the business or agency whose data was compromised with additional instructions, as appropriate.
– In cases of online stalking;
In cases where the offender is known, send the stalker a clear written warning saying the contact is unwanted and asking that the perpetrator cease sending communications of any kind.
Save copies of all communication from the stalker (e.g., emails, threatening messages, messages via social media) and document each contact, including dates, times and additional circumstances, when appropriate.
File a complaint with the stalker’s Internet Service Provider
(ISP) and yours. Set security and privacy settings on social networks and other services to your comfort level of sharing.
Consider changing your email address and ISP; use encryption software or privacy protection programs on your computer and mobile devices.
– In cases of cyber-bullying;
Tell a trusted adult about what’s going on.
Save any of the related emails, texts, or messages as evidence.
Report the incident to the website’s administrator; many websites including Facebook and YouTube encourage users to report incidents of cyber-bullying.
Block the person on social networks and email.
Avoid escalating the situation: Responding with hostility is likely to provoke a bully. Depending on the circumstances, consider ignoring the issue. If you or your child receives unwanted email messages, consider changing your email address.
If you’re aware or suspect that you or someone you know is a victim of cyber crime, we are here to assist you with tracking down the offender and taking necessary actions against them.
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