The Silk Road: The Rise and Fall of the World's Largest Online Black Market
pneyzariat February 13,2017 "Worst of all, these people have no idea it's happening". I think this is the heaviest weight to bare in terms of cyber crime, and the reason why this type of crime is becoming such a huge deal. You might be asleep when a burglar comes into your home and you'll never know he's there until you wake up, but when we have our phones on us during work, school, etc. we are, for the most part, well awake and aware and yet these criminals can do what they do without us having any idea it's happening. It appears that most of the motivation behind engaging in any form of cyber crime is the money factor -- I do wonder what other sort of motivating factors there may be, and how much of it is attributed to psychologically deviant behaviors.
student0at February 20,2017 Mobile devices are quickly being adopted more and more for legitimate business purposes. Many times, as is already the case, businesses authorize their employees to use company owned phones/tablets for personal purposes. It's getting harder and harder to manage all the configurations and applications users are downloading to their phones in a corporate environment, easily allowing malware to jump from an app used for personal purposes to a company's information infrastructure. A mobile device quarantine every time an employee enters a workspace might be the solution.
sreinoso103at February 20,2017 I have to say this is a real, but unsurprising wake-up call. Mobile phones are certainly vulnerable, but we as the user are who are really vulnerable. I'll admit I never thought about the possibility that I might download an app that was malware in disguise. Without that skepticism and caution we are all deeply vulnerable to cybercrime on our phones. I wonder about apps that could detect malware on your phone and help prevent or erase their download.
thornerat March 02,2017 Considering the age of this video, I can't imagine how much worse the problem has become. Mobile crime has become very prevalent and even harder to protect against with the effectiveness of social engineering. Although there is almost always a giveaway in these kinds of apps, texts, emails, etc., if you are not a sophisticated user or you don't know what you are looking for, it is incredibly easy to unknowingly put malware on your device. It's also important to verify apps before you install...I'm definitely guilty of not doing that.
echukalovat March 15,2017 Mobile devices constantly evolve to gain more processing power and storage, as well as contain more of our personal information. Today, cell phones, tablets and similar portable electronics, are not much different than a personal computer. This just expands the attack surface for malicious hackers. People should stay current with the latest Android and Apple OS updates to make sure most vulnerabilities on their mobile devices are patched. Also Jailbreak or Rooting is a bad idea.