Cybercrime, hacking, fraud, extortion are a few words that came to our mind, when we think for the other side of technology disruption.
When on one side technology can be blamed for escalating crime rates, it also has to be given recognition for solving them. It is like a balanced equation, with both positives and negatives, cancelling out each other at the end.
No doubt, technological advancement has made our life much easier from every point of view, but the digital disruption is the flip side of digital opportunity. Cybercrime, hacking, fraud, extortion are a few words that came to our mind, when we think for the other side of technology disruption. Technology is slowly becoming a key component of most, if not all, criminal activities.
The existence of technology can abridge the work of criminals. With the enhancement of technology, lots of criminals are able to develop new forms or types of weapons, which are more lethal and sophisticating than before. No one can deny that technology has elevated crime rates and has even given birth to a variety of new crimes; one of the most common crimes of the modern era that happened on the internet is hacking. Any innocent computer can be used to hack, depending on the hackers skills. Once he or she is successful in doing so, results can be disastrous. If it happened to a bank account, one can be very easily gets robbed off from all his hard earned money. Millions can be stolen from a bank account in minutes after the hacker creeps in.
These days, persons with wrong intensions, need not to sit in some conference room to conspire their intensions with the fear of any law enforcement for locating their covert meeting place. All they have to do is communicate through cell phones using conference calling or simply send/ receive emails. GPS is another technology, helping persons with wrong intensions. Criminal masterminds can easily know your location as long as there is internet. There is no need in follow the target.
Now, let’s explore the other side of the technological enhancement. Although, we see that technology has evolved crime, but at the same time, it has also given birth to new practices to solve and prevent crimes. With contemporary technology, police departments can have improved surveillance and quicker response times to the crime investigations. Therefore, the notion that technology does more to augment crime than to solve, is completely untrue.
As the conclusive words, it can be said that the Technology has really revolutionized everything. The development of technology has a huge (both positive and negative) impact in our lives. Obviously, one cannot halt the improvements of technology no matter what. Criminals are everywhere and so is the access to the latest technologies, so the best way to keep ourselves safe is to be aware about the security as much as possible. The bottom line is crime is sprouting with our digital lifestyle and increasing thirst for technology, so there is a need to raise our awareness and safekeeping responsibilities, including changing our passwords on regular intervals, is something that everyone should take much more seriously.