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Cyber-criminals and Cyber-crime

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For the past several years we have seen a big change in cyber-crime; although the sheer number of crimes has risen considerably substantially, that is not the complete story.

Correct answer: (b) sheer

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Just increasing the quantities of manpower and money that a company throws at this problem is no longer sufficient to keep pace with all the changes.

Correct answer: (b) at

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Cyber-criminals, along with the cyber-crimes that they perpetrate, are constantly evolving, and our approaches and methods must also change in order to guard our company from this new wave.

Correct answer: (c) perpetrate

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Only a few years ago, cyber-criminals were primarily young male nerds doing it as an experiment or just for fun; they were not out to profit from their efforts but just wanted to impress their girlfriends or peers.

Correct answer: (b) out to

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They were not trying to cause major disruptions or steal money; changing the company website logo was acceptable, but crashing the entire system and then extorting money to restore it was unthinkable.

Correct answer: (c) extorting

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In those days, hackers were just earning bragging rights and boosting their egos; the activity was only a rung or two up the intellectual ladder from train-spotting.

Correct answer: (c) rung

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Nowadays, the hackers' primary targets are e-commerce websites and their customer databases, and their operations are so slick that stolen data is misused within seconds of its being entered by the unwitting victims.

Correct answer: (b) slick

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Today, e-commerce's main growth area is in replacing traditional telephone-based or over-the-counter transactions with web-based applications, and of course hackers have latched onto this.

Correct answer: (a) latched

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Now at the disposal of cyber-criminals are all the resources of organised crime, which knows that police forces globally are woefully under-resourced for attacking internet fraud.

Correct answer: (c) woefully

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Efforts need to be focused on the building of secure applications that cannot be compromised.

Correct answer: (c) compromised

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