Cyber warfare has become one of the major problems of all nations. Most countries are not prepared and people are not aware of this giant issue. Governments are underestimating these cyber crimes and are not warning citizens. Cyber crime rates increase every day.
Unless these type of crimes stopped they can strongly harm the people. The Bank accounts are in danger from criminals. Today they can hack bank account numbers easily and they can steal money from those accounts. They don’t stop at getting all of the money they even sell these account numbers on online marketplaces for 30-400 dollars.
Internet has become very dangerous especially sites that have personal information about peoples lives like facebook or twitter. These cyber attacks are increasing for example, in Turkey, in 2008 cyber crime number was 830 but in 2009 it had became 1511. These numbers shows us that these cyber attacks are continuing increase over time. One of the worst types of cyber crimes is a virus. Viruses are very dangerous; some of them send some signals to owner of that virus so that the owner can control the computer. These are the signs of viruses that everybody should know :
If internet connection sign is blinking while you are not connected to internet
If computer restarts itself
If computers hard disk gets full quickly
If some of the files in your computer disappears
If your antivirus program shuts itself
If popping unexpected messages on the screen
You have to check your computer with your antivirus program at least once in two weeks.
There are some countries that have already started to build a security system for important things and a offensive programs like U.S.A and U.K . In the UK GCHQ director Lobban has made a catalog of warnings to public. He said there were more than 20,000 malicious e-mails on government networks each month – 1,000 of them deliberately targeted. He also said that one country, which he did not identify, had used cyber attacks on another in an attempt to coerce it. He claims that online tax systems across Europe had been targeted by cybercriminals. E-crime was costing the British economy billions of pounds.
Turkey is not as advanced as the other countries in the world. The government thinks that they have bigger problems solve. I believe that the government in Turkey have to think about its priorities.
The USA’s security technology is beyond other countries. In may 2010 they set up a Cyber Command headed by Keith Alexander the director of National Security Agency to defend American military networks and attack other countries’ systems. The United Kingdom has also set up a cyber security system based on government communication. However the US’s system is just for the military. These are the most advanced countries in this factor. This being underestimated by other countries but it is very dangerous for instance, Stuxnet the virus that was sent to Iran which made 30,000 computers crash and wrote the date as 0000.