Online Effects of Cyber Crime

  • Grishma Shah Thakur Institute of Management Studies, Career Development & Research (TIMSCDR) Mumbai, India

Abstract

The unprecedented growth of online activities in the ever-expanding digital landscape has ushered in transformative changes to our way of life, work, and communication. However, alongside these advancements, the surge in cybercrime has emerged as a formidable challenge, posing multifaceted threats that extend beyond traditional criminal realms. This research delves into the intricate web of the online effects of cybercrime, exploring the dynamic interplay between illicit activities and the virtual spaces they exploit. The study begins with an examination of the historical evolution of cybercrime, tracing its roots from the early days of the internet to the present, marked by increasingly sophisticated methods and motivations of cybercriminals. It highlights the global connectivity and vulnerabilities that have arisen with the proliferation of high-speed internet and the Internet of Things (IoT), creating a borderless space where malicious actors can exploit vulnerabilities irrespective of geographic locations. A pivotal focus is placed on the dark web, where clandestine marketplaces thrive, facilitating the trade of stolen data, malware, and hacking tools beyond the reach of conventional law enforcement. The research also addresses the changing nature of cyber threats, from traditional forms like phishing and ransomware to emerging challenges such as supply chain attacks and state-sponsored cyber warfare. The scope of the study encompasses a multidimensional exploration, from economic repercussions and societal impacts to legislative responses and cybersecurity policies. Specific cyber threats, security vulnerabilities associated with IoT, and challenges presented by remote work are scrutinized. Moreover, the research investigates recovery strategies for victims of cybercrime, challenges faced in combating cybercrime, and the necessity for international cooperation and legal harmonization. The study's significance lies in its potential to inform policies, guide preventative measures, and foster a collective understanding of the multifaceted challenges posed by cyber threats. As the digital landscape evolves, this research contributes to ongoing efforts to create a secure, resilient, and trustworthy online environment for individuals, businesses, and nations alike.

Published
2024-06-18
How to Cite
SHAH, Grishma. Online Effects of Cyber Crime. Journal of Advanced Research in Signal Processing and Applications, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 1, p. 23-28, june 2024. Available at: <https://thejournalshouse.com/index.php/SignalProcessing-Applications/article/view/1131>. Date accessed: 20 july 2024.