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Some Useful links – Computer Crime Related Links – Stay Safe !

Computer Crime Related Links

Law enforcement

www.cybercrime.gov

U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section.

CERT® Coordination Center

The first computer security incident response team.

www.officer.com

The world’s most popular law enforcement web site. Professional Association Directory.

Ahtcc.gov.au

Australian High Tech Crime Centre.

www.cpkn.ca

Canadian Police Knowledge Network

IFW – Internet Fraud

Internet Fraud Watch.

IFCC

IFCC’s mission is to address fraud committed over the Internet. For victims of Internet fraud, IFCC provides a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of a suspected criminal or civil violation.

Universities

www.policy-traccc.gmu.edu

The Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC).

www.cybercrimes.net

The University of Dayton School of law.

www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ).

www.aic.gov.au

Australian Institute of Criminology.

www.cyber-rights.org

Cyberlaw Research Unit, Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, University of Leeds, UK.

Fletc.gov

The Financial Fraud Institute (FFI).

www.gocsi.com

Computer Security Institute (CSI).

www.thei3p.org

The Institute of Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P).

Asian School of Cyber Laws

Asian School of Cyber Laws delivers education, training, consultancy and research in Cyberlaws, cybercrime investigation and cyber forensics.

Nottingham Trent University

Digital Forensics First Responder CPD.

www.rasmussen.edu

Rasmussen College’s Cyber Security degree (Bachelor’s)

Forensics

www.cops.org

International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists.

www.cpsr.org

Computer Professionals for Social Diversity: Computer Crime Directory.

www.ncfs.ucf.edu

National Center for Forensic Science.

www.investigation.com

Kessler International – Forensic Accounting, Computer Forensics, Corporate Investigation.

TeCrime International, Inc.

High Technology Crime Investigation Computer Forensics & Digital Evidence.

Forensics.ca

The Forensics Science Portal

Computer Forensics World

Computer Forensics World is a vendor independent, interactive portal.

Kroll Ontrack

Computer Forensics in UK.

Forensics Exams

Forensicexams.org is a dynamic portal for computer forensic examiners to share information.

Security

www.securitydocs.com

Directory of Security White Papers.

www.compuseccenter.com

COMPUTER SECURITY CENTRE (csc).

www.securitydocs.com

Directory of Security White Papers.

www.isalliance.org

A Trusted and Reliable Public-Private Partnership for Information Sharing and E-Security Issues.

Security installation news

Info4Security provides the latest news, information and advice about security regulations, legislation, standards and reviews for Security Installers and Security management.

Security Products Guide

SourceSecurity.com is a definitive guide to the security industry featuring thousands of products, a comprehensive company directory and listing of major tradeshows and events.

Legal

mishpat.net

Mishpat.Net – Internet Legal Information.

portal.brint.com

The Global Knowledge Network for Business, Information, Technology, and Knowledge Managers, Professionals, and Entrepreneurs.

www.iipa.com

The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA).

www.leeds.ac.uk

The Department of Law at Leeds is recognised as one of the leading UK law schools.

Globaldisaster.org

Cyberterrorism Resource Center.

Securities Fraud Class Action

Fraud Lawsuit information. Contact a fraud lawyer for all your legal needs!

Cybercrimelaw.net

Cybercrimelaw.net is a presentation of penal laws on cybercrime around the world. The site currently contains information about the laws in 69 countries, including those preparing such legislation.

Securities Attorneys

Find securities attorneys or law firms specializing in securities litigation. Cases handled including securities fraud, internet securities fraud, stock fraud, bonds fraud, mutual funds fraud, investment fraud and churning scams.

Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights

Other information resources

Anti-Child Porn.org

AntiChildPorn.Org (ACPO) is an organization, comprised of volunteers from all around the world, whose mission is to stop the sexual exploitation of the world’s children.

Fraud Aid

Fraud recognition & prevention education, fraud victim advocacy, law enforcement support

Cybercopmail.com

The Home of Cybercop Internet Services.

Homeof.org

CyberSafe.US

CriminalWatch

Most Wanted Criminals, Crime Statistics, Sex Offenders, Terrorism.

www.merchantfraudsquad.com

The Worldwide E-Commerce Fraud Prevention Network.

C4I.org

Comprehensive portal offering computer security & intelligence information for governments, and corporations.

ScamFraudAlert.com

ScamFraudAlert – A Victim Forum A place where victims of scam or fraud can come and alert the public.

Onguardonline.gov

OnGuardOnline.gov – provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.

fraudwatchers.org

FraudWatchers.org – Voluntary virtual organization dedicated to assistance, guidance, support and education regarding internet fraud, with a focus onto the advance fee fraud.

Organisation For Safe Electronic Frontiers

OFSEF mission is to establish a working relationship between the users, the service providers, and authorities in an effort to combat Cyber-Crime on national and ultimately a global basis.

Virtual Forum Against Cybercrime

Korean Institute of Criminology (KIC) in cooperation with United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has prepared the Virtual Forum against Cybercrime

DIYSpy: your own investigation

DIYSpy was formed to offer a unique reference point on conducting your own private investigations.

Online Criminal Justice Degrees

Resources about Criminal Justice for students.

Criminal Justice Degree

List of every school that offers a criminal justice degree in the US

Criminal Justice Programs

Blogs

Politically Motivated Computer Crime

News and information on the misuse of technology for political reasons. Politically motivated computer crime covers a wide range of activity promoting the objectives of individuals, groups or nations supporting a variety of causes such as: Anti-globalization, trans-national conflicts, anarchists and hate groups.

Thanking you

with Regards

Hemant Khurana

 

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  3. Be careful on Facebook: No, clicking on that link probably won’t win you a free iPad. Facebook is a great place for scammers who want to spread spam – and viruses! If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. Don’t click on anything that offers you money for very little work or a chance to win a huge prize for answering a few questions.

    Don’t respond to emails for your password: I occasionally get an email that’s alledgedly from PayPal asking for my account information. I also get ones from banks where I don’t even have an account! These emails will often send you to a website to collect your personal inforation. Your best bet is to delete them without clicking on the link. If you think it may be legitimate, call your financial institution (using the number you know is valid, not one provided in the email).

    Don’t give to every charity: This may seem “uncharitable” coming from a blog that’s focused on nonprofits, but disasters are an especially great time for fake charities. If you’re drawn to an email or online appeal from a charity you’ve never heard of, do a little research. Check with GuideStar or the IRS to verify the organization.

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  4. ON-LINE SAFETY TIPS:

    1. No social networking site is safe.
    Reporting bad people to the police is important. Remember to call law enforcement if threatened.

    2. Don’t lie about your age.
    If you lie about your age, your profile may be deleted without notice.

    3. Don’t give out your contact information.
    Social Networking sites are a public space, including your profile. The whole world can see it. Don’t post your phone number, address, IM, or specific whereabouts.

    4. People aren’t always who they say they are.
    A person may appear harmless and actually be very dangerous. They may say they are one age and actually be another. Report dangerous people to the police.

    5. Report nudity, harassment, hate speech, and other inappropriate content.
    Call the cops if you think anyone is in danger.

    6. You can be denied admission to college or a job based on things you put in your profile.
    It has happened. Don’t let it happen to you. Don’t post things that can embarrass you later in a public space like Multiply.

    7. Don’t get scammed.
    Never respond to a piece of spam. Never provide a password unless you are 100% sure you are on the right site.

    8. Don’t meet people in real life that you only “know” online.
    Predators are out there. Don’t meet people in real life. If you do decide to meet someone, tell your parents first, meet in a public place, and bring a trusted adult.

    9. Sex with an underage person is rape.
    It does not matter if that person lied about their age. It’s rape and you will go to prison.

    10. Report threats to the police.
    If you think there is a threat to your or someone else’s safety, call 9-1-1, or let your local police know asap. You will not get in trouble for making a report.

    11. Dealing with a Cyber Bully?
    Being bullied is no fun. Here are some things you can do to make it stop: call the police; delete your profile; document your harassment; don’t respond.

    12. Create Intricate Passwords.
    Use passwords that are at least eight characters long that include at least one number and one character.

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  5. Internet Security
    It can be a wicked web…

    The Internet. It can be a great learning resource. It can also pose a great problem. The world’s most democratic medium also opens your kids to content you’d rather remained undiscovered. To protect your children against unwanted web stuff, talk to them. You might find out that you’re worrying more than you need too. Children today are very intelligent about technology and media content and may have a more mature attitude to the Internet that you think. In any case, clear communication is the key. Here are some ways for your family to be Internet safe.

    Safety tips, advice, and resources found in this section have been recommended by a number of reputable organizations devoted to internet safety. You will find links to these and other safety-related organizations throughout this site.

    INTERNET SAFETY

    Set the online rules. Decide with your kids when they can be online, the length of time, and appropriate pages to visit.

    Teach them to be responsible. Teach them the possibilities of the Internet and the responsibility those possibilities carry.

    Teach them not everyone can be trusted. The Internet is a solicitous medium. Teach your children not to give out their Internet password, name, number, address, parents’ work address/telephone number, or name and location of their school.

    Teach them to tell you. Tell your children to tell you when someone online asks for personal information about them.

    Teach them to show you. Participate in what they do online. Let them show you were they go. Not only will you find out what they do, but you’ll also find out about what interests them.

    Teach them to stand up for themselves. Tell them about peer pressure and tell them it’s OK to say no to doing things they don’t wan to do. Tell them that this applies to the Internet, too.

    Teach them not everything online is as it seems. The Internet is quite anonymous. And in chat room settings, some people use that to their advantage. Tell your children that people sometimes pretend to be someone different than they really are on the Internet, and that they should be careful to not believe everything people say.

    Teach them that good and bad people exist everywhere. With so much positive hype about the Internet in the market, it’s easy to see why kids think the Internet is good for good people. Tell them that they should be skeptical of people they don’t know online, and that they should keep their distance and not make friends too quickly.

    Teach them perspective. If someone on the Internet says something bad to your child, teach your children that it’s not their fault.

    10 Ways to Stay Safe On The Net

    It’s cool, it’s fast, it can be fun, and you’re told time and again that it’s safe. However, being careful online is no different than being careful offline. Some details are different but the basic rule is the same: use your common sense, and always look both ways before you surf.

    Don’t Give Out Personal Information

    Never give out your full name, address & phone number. Never give out your Internet password. Never. Change your password often. Take the time to read the website policy!

    Protect Yourself From Spam

    When posting to an email list or bulletin board; do not give out your main email address. Instead use Hotmail or other “disposable” address.

    Protect Your Money

    One of the biggest issues for the Internet today is security. If you absolutely do not want anyone to know about or exchange your personal and financial information, don’t buy anything on the Internet. If you choose to purchase online, follow these precautions:

    Only give out your credit card information to a secure site.

    Never give anyone your bank account number, social security number or other personal information that isn’t needed to complete a transaction.

    You can check if a site is secure by looking at the lower portion of the screen if you are using Internet Explorer. To view more information about the security, double click on the lock. With Netscape, look at your security icon (looks like a padlock). If it is locked, the site is secure, unlocked means that you should not give a credit card number. For more information about the security, just click on the padlock.

    Ensure that it is a reputable site.

    Get Rich Quick! Not.

    If it sounds too good to be true, well, guess what? If you get unsolicited e-mail that says you can make thousands of dollars in a few days, don’t believe it.

    A Good Virus Scan Is Worth Its Weight In Programmers

    New viruses come out daily. Update your virus scan frequently. Read the manual.

    Protect Yourself from Email Viruses

    Do not open email attachments that are programs (the file name will be *.exe). The most common way to get a virus is from email attachments that are executable programs. Receiving these in emails is harmless, but opening them and running the program can infect your computer. Trash them. Delete.

    Be Careful What You Ask For

    Always scan downloaded programs and files from the Internet.

    Stalking
    If you think you are being stalked online, log off. If someone is sending threatening emails, report it to the police.

    Shopping
    Shop online only with companies you know. If you don’t know a company, ask for a print catalog before you decide to order electronically.

    Disguise Your Own Activities
    Use a secure browser that will encrypt or scramble purchase information. If you don’t have encryption software, consider calling the merchants’ 800 number, faxing your order, or paying with a cheque. Or look for software that can be downloaded from the Internet at no charge.

    Safety is a choice.

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  6. Malware writers are constantly changing with the times. Lately they have been focusing their efforts at exploiting social media sites, and in the last few months there have been a number of malware outbreaks related to Facebook and YouTube.
    Don’t allow the high comfort level that comes with an online community trick you into letting your guard down.

    While these sites themselves might be “safe,” security industry experts warn to be cautious of posted links that take you to other, more dangerous, sites. Experts say the cybercriminals are playing on users’ high comfort level with and the community feel of the social networking sites.

    Some of the latest threats to hit social media sites include:

    Koobface.AZ. This rogue application secretly steals user information or tries to trick users into revealing it to them. This info is then sent or sold to a third-party website. In one instance, people received messages saying they had violated Facebook’s terms and conditions. If you clicked on the notice, you were taken to the application “f a c e b o o k — closing down!!!” This then caused the same message to be sent to all of your friends. In a similar case, Facebook users received notifications from a user’s friend saying that there were “errors” when they tried to view a profile. If you clicked “View the Error Messages,” you could actually end up opening another rogue application.
    VideoPlay spreading through posts on YouTube and Digg. These increased 400 per cent from January to February. The posts claim that if you click on them you will be able to see Dark Knight actor Christian Bale freaking out or unclothed video of Jessica Simpson or Megan Fox. Instead, users got a page where they were asked to download a codec to view the video. A codec is a program that codes and decodes digital data streams. However, in this case the user did not download a codec, but rather VideoPlay. This adware is a worm that tries to swipe email logins and other information and spread itself via removable drives.
    The same people who are thought to be behind the Digg campaign were also believed to have a hand in exploiting fellow social networking site LinkedIn during January. It seems these criminals are working their way through the popular social media sites.

    While these social networking site threats are relatively new, security experts suggest that you follow the same common sense guidelines as those used when accessing email or web browsing:

    Don’t click on messages form people you don’t know
    If it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t
    Provide your private information to very few sites

    These old but true guidelines will help you stay safe in this new age of warfare against malware.

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