Silk Road and the online drugs trade - Truthloader Investigates
BBurgessat November 20,2016 Interesting video and a great talk. He made a lot of good points, in that just doing the basics to securing yourself at home and following good practices on the web can make yourself a harder target. Its important to note that my making yourself a hard target, the criminals will most likely move to the next target leaving you alone, because they want to achieve the most with the smallest amount of effort. The point that stuck with me, is that a lot of these criminals never get caught due to being in countries that are not as "friendly" with the U.S. and our laws don't apply to. It makes me wonder why anyone would would work hard and not just commit cyber crimes to get ahead in life. Interesting video, thanks.
Safiyahat November 24,2016 This video was absolutely spot on; the average person is sorely unprepared for the cyber attacks that are out there and what he calls "the basics" are, unfortunately, for many considered to be advanced techniques to be used only by sophisticated cyber-security professionals. In this day and age, those basics should be taught throughout our educational programs from as early as elementary school so that the steps become a standard knowledge, much the way certain MS Office programs are required in the curricula of many colleges and universities as part of introductory computer courses. The challenge of coming to an agreement on how to pursue cyber criminals internationally is something we need to overcome ASAP since, given the ever-increasing rate of cyber crimes across the globe, we can hardly afford to remain uncoordinated while the cyber attacks continue to mount.
kticfrs500at November 26,2016 I found this video to echo the same yet very important messages in other videos I’ve seen in this course. Namely, the child porn video where it would be more difficult to successfully enforce law due to the international coverage that this type of crime affects. In this video, the speaker mentions that there are some cyber attackers who still have not been put to jail/prison because the crime may have been committed in another country from the victim. Another point is the speed at which the ‘Internet of Things’ is growing (similar concept mentioned in the video ‘3 scary possibilities for cybercrime’). A seemingly innocent wireless baby monitor or exercise tracker could give a criminal the opportunity to gather data or intelligence about how us regular Americans live. Gathering this type of information – our way of living – could have very disastrous results over time in cases where a terror attack occurred due to knowing the most populous times of busy places in our American cities.
samat November 29,2016 I was surprised the way the bad guys do business to enhance their business.Also, the knowledge and technology designed and produced are highly sophisticated.
Alos the consumer looks very far behind the technology and very vulnerable to secure themselves against cyber criminals, I wonder how much personal data is out in the internate, for bad guys
easily to target us
jwren2at December 12,2016 It’s amazing to me how they actually think this is a legitimate business. Our society is so messed up. This just opens the door to even more people, average users, who can perform these hacking services. We need to come up with International Laws to catch these cyber criminals. Regarding the new gadgets and technology, we are definitely trading our privacy and security for convenience.