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1 Real Life and in the Virtual World Presented by: Jessica Antes Jennifer Conley Richard Morris Stephanie Schossow Zonia Yee MIS 304 Professor Fang Fang December 2, 2008

2 What is Cyber Crime? Cyber crime is an unlawful act wherein computer is either a tool or a target or both, it is also any form of threat to the public or private health or safety using the computer

3 What is Virtual Crime? Virtual Crime is similar to crimes that happen in real life, but in the virtual world Some examples of where Virtual Crimes can take place are: Second Life MMOR (massively multiplayer online game) WOW (World of Warcraft)

4 What is a Hacker? The Types? White Hat Grey Hat Black Hat Cyber Terrorist Script Kiddie Hacktivist

5 Methods of Hacking Security Exploit Vulnerability Scanner Packet Sniffer Spoofing Attack Rootkit Social Engineering Trojan Horse Virus Worm Key Loggers

6 Hacking Case I Hacktivist attacked NASA in Greenbelt, Maryland Created a worm called WANK, Worms Against Nuclear Killers The worm ran a banner across all across NASA’s system computers Protesting the launch of plutonium – fueled Galileo Probe.

7 Hacking Case II 17 year old boy with the online name of “Dshocker” attacked other online hackers Charged and pleaded guilty multiple felonies Computer fraud Interstate Threats 4 counts of wire fraud – credit card Launched a phony bomb threat by hacking into computer systems Punished with 11 months in juvenile detention center If he was charged as an adult he would have been convicted with

8 Piracy and Intellectual Property Theft For electronic and audio-visual media, unauthorized reproduction and distribution is referred to as piracy The unlawful downloading of copyrighted material and sharing of recorded music over the Internet in the form of MP3 and other audio files

9 Penalties for Piracy Copyright infringement may be liable a copyright owner damages plus any profits made from the infringement Criminal Penalties up to 10 years and $150,000 DMCA- Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 First Offense Fine up to $500,000 5 years imprisonment Subsequent Offenses One million dollar fine 10 years imprisonment

10 Internet Fraud Internet fraud is any form of fraudulent solicitation to prospective victims. There are several different types of Internet Frauds Identity Theft Purchasing – Financial Scams Direct Solicitations Online Automotive Frauds Cash the Check System Internet Ticket Fraud Phishing

11 Cash the Check System Scam Richard’s Incident Posted an Ad on Craigslist for a roommate Received a check for $5000 This was to process the deposit and the rent Was asked to send the remaining amount back to the “new roommate” At the end it cost Richard $4000 Loss for rent Bank Fees The money that was sent to “new roommate”

12 Real life Cyber Laws Phishing Anti-Phishing Act 2005 Identity Theft Comprehensive Identity Theft Prevention Act Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 Identity Theft Penalty Enhancement Act Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act of 1998 Identity Theft Victims Assistance Act of 2002 Encryption E-Privacy Act

13 Real Life Cyber Laws Cont… Electronic Checks Check Clearing for the 21 Century Act Privacy Computer Owners’ Bill of Rights Online Personal Privacy Act Online Privacy Protection Act of 2005 SPY BLOCK Act Spyware Control and Privacy Protection Act of 2000 Spam and Spyware Enhanced Consumer Protection Against Spyware Act of 2005 U.S. SAFE WEB Act of 2006 SPY Act

14 Laws for Virtual Crimes There is currently no laws for Virtual Crimes The United States has not convicted nor tried anyone for virtual crimes If there is any correlation from virtual crime to real life situation, appropriate legal action will be taken Other countries are prosecuting people for virtual crimes, for example: Korea has a special task force specifically for Virtual Crime Investigation Team

15 Scenario A Missouri woman created a fictitious 16 year old boy on MySpace. Sent flirtatious messages to a 16 year old girl The boy then “dumped” the girl in 2006 Then the woman told the girl “the world would be a better place without you.” The girl hung herself immediately after reading the message. Prosecutors say that the woman wanted to humiliate the girl for saying mean things to her daughter. They also said the woman knew that the 16 year old girl was suffering from depression and was emotionally fragile.

16 Class Discussion What was the crime? What should be the penalty if there was a crime? What should be done to prevent future incidents from occurring? Was this morally just?

17 The Outcome of Scenario This was considered the first trial of cyberbullying After the suicide Missouri passed a law against cyber- harassment. Similar federal legislation has been proposed on Capital Hill The woman was found guilty of three misdemeanor offenses of accessing computers without authorization. Each count is punishable by up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine. The woman could have gotten 20 years if convicted of the four original charges.

18 Works Cited


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