CASE STUDY The Bank NSP Case The Bank NSP case is the one where a management trainee of the bank was engaged to be married. The couple exchanged many emails using the company computers. After sometime the two broke up and the girl created fraudulent email ids like “indianbar - associations” and sent emails to the boy’s foreign clients and to do this she used the banks computer. The boy’s company lost a large number of clients & took the bank to court. The bank was held liable for the emails sent using the bank’s system.
FBI & Interpol Arrested them and in Feb 1997 sentenced to 3 years in prison and ordered to pay $240,000.00 to Citi-Bank. Citi-Bank had been warned about lax security, but they ignored the warnings, Citi-Bank now extremely security conscious.
The proportion of cybercrime that can be directly or indirectly attributed to terrorists is difficult to determine. However, linkages do exist between terrorist groups and criminals that allow terror networks to expand inter- nationally through leveraging the computer resources, money laundering activities, or transit routes operated by criminals.
The use of information technology by terrorist groups and individuals to further their agenda. This can include use of information technology to organize and execute attacks against networks, computer systems and telecommunications infrastructures, or for exchanging information or making threats electronically. Examples are hacking into computer systems, introducing viruses to vulnerable networks, web site defacing, denial-of-service attacks, or terroristic threats made via electronic communication.
Cyberterrorism can have a serious large-scale influence on significant numbers of people. It can weaken countries' economy greatly, thereby stripping it of its resources and making it more vulnerable to military attack. Cyberterror can also affect internet-based businesses. Like brick and mortar retailers and service providers, most websites that produce income (whether by advertising, monetary exchange for goods or paid services) could stand to lose money in the event of downtime created by cyber criminals. As internet-businesses have increasing economic importance to countries, what is normally cybercrime becomes more political and therefore "terror" related.
Use anti-virus software and firewalls - keep them up to date Keep your operating system up to date with critical security updates and patches Don't open emails or attachments from unknown sources Use hard-to-guess passwords. Don’t use words found in a dictionary. Remember that password cracking tools exist Back-up your computer data on disks or CDs often
Don't share access to your computers with strangers If you have a wi-fi network, password protect it Disconnect from the Internet when not in use Reevaluate your security on a regular basis Make sure your employees and family members know this info too!