Criminals won’t even have to be present to commit a crime
- Cyber-extortion will happen when a hacker
- Highjacking also pertains to…
- People will certainly pay the ransom to…
- As you hear about the increase in remote cyber-crimes
In the future, criminals won’t even have to be present to commit a crime. Cyber crime will become rampant among society.
Cyber-hackers have already demonstrated that they can shut a car’s engine down or turn off the brakes remotely by sending the car’s computers a text message. This is just scratching the surface. Cyber-extortion will happen when a hacker locks someone’s family inside a car and takes control of the car. Then, calls a family member at home and demands a ransom for the safety of the family. Once the ransom money is transferred online the cyber-hacker will release the family unharmed.
This remote highjacking also pertains to airlines. No longer will a highjacker, or multiple highjackers have to be on the plane to take control of it. This could be done from another plane or from the ground. This puts all the people on that plane in danger and if the highjackers demands are not met the worst could happen.
Hackers could also install malware into network control medical devices, like pacemakers or a medical pump of some kind like an insulin pump. Remotely they could even kill a person by shutting off necessary equipment. People will certainly pay the ransom to not have their medical lifelines shut off.
There’s been much in the news about hackers getting into entire databases and mining personal information, credit cards and bank accounts. What if they take it a step further and just destroy all records of accounts in a bank? Everybody’s account would disappear along with their money. As you hear about the increase in remote cyber-crimes an entire new industry will open up to fight them off.
QUESTION: What should readers take away from this message today?
ANSWER: That a criminal doesn’t necessarily have to be standing next to you to harm you.
QUESTION: Why is this information timely?
ANSWER: This information is timely because technology is shifting to smaller, more mobile devices and away from the desktop computer.
QUESTION: How can readers best apply this information to their lives right now?
ANSWER: Make sure that any network-controlled device you use is protected against outside attacks.
COMMENTARY: Expect to pay a lot more for your security, as well as cybercrime protection. This is just another expense you will not be able to go without. Right now there is an even bigger vulnerability in security when you weigh it against the explosion of cyber-hackers coming on the scene. Also, as a reaction to all of this, expect to see less trust amongst people as society becomes even more closed off and paranoid.