How To Handle Cyber Prostitution And Others
First and foremost, there are many unlawful activities that happen online that can compromise the security of your devices. One of such is cyber prostitution and virtual mugging among others. In this article, I want to talk more about about how to handle cyber prostitution and secure your network environment, Follow me as we are going to look at how to handle that effectively in this article.
#1 Protection Schemes
Protection scheme an organised scheme emerged from South African Gaming Community. In this type of crime, criminal organisations force the gamer to protection schemes, where gamers have to pay money (virtual or real) to avoid killing the gamers’ characters and theft of their passwords.
#2 Cyber prostitution
In this type of online crime, online games are being used for cyber prostitution. here the customer or the gamer has to pay for cybersex. In this Sims Online, A Massively Online Player Game, A 17-year old developed a cyber “brothel” where the game pays “Sim-money” (Simolean) for cybersex per minute. The gamer’s account was eventually cancelled.
#3 Virtual Mugging
Virtual mugging was coined when some players of Lineage II used bots to defeat other gamers and take their items; these were later put on sales on online auction platforms.
How the malicious user makes money…
- They stole items such as passwords and other virtual items which are sold on websites such as ebay, or on forums.
- Items stolen are also sold to other gamers for real or virtual money
- The cyber-criminal may ask the gamer for ransom in return for real or virtual money
I know you might agree with some of the points that I have raised in this article. You might not agree with some of the issues raised. Let me know your views about the topic discussed. We will appreciate it if you can drop your comment. Thanks in anticipation.
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