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Our professionals at Finjuris Counsel stay up to date on the many aspects of cybercrime and provide sensible, competent legal assistance on addressing cybercrime-related concerns and offenses.

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The world is more digitally connected than it has ever been in the present. The shift towards online platforms allows criminals to exploit gaps in internet infrastructure, networks, and systems. Governments, corporations, and people all across the world are greatly impacted on an economic and social level.

Existing cyberthreats include ransomware, phishing, and data breaches, but new forms of cybercrime are always being discovered. Cybercriminals are becoming more nimble and well-coordinated; they are utilizing new technology, customizing their assaults, and forming novel alliances.

Cybercrimes are transnational in nature. Multiple jurisdictions are home to criminals, victims, and technical infrastructure, which presents numerous difficulties for investigators and prosecutors. The advent of cryptocurrency has encouraged cyber criminals to find a new and easier way of exploiting individuals and businesses.

What is Cybercrime?

Any illegal conduct involving a computer, network, or networked device is referred to as cybercrime. Money is one of the main effects of cybercrime. Cybercrime encompasses a wide range of financially motivated illegal activities, such as ransomware attacks, identity theft, email and internet fraud, and efforts to acquire credit card, bank account, or other data related to payment cards.

Cybercriminals are quick to exploit any vulnerabilities in your systems. Stay vigilant.

Types of Cybercrimes

Cybercriminals can carry out malevolent incidents using an extensive array of cybercrime types. Though there are many different ways that cybercriminals get rewarded, most attackers undertake cybercrimes with the intention of making money. Particular categories of cybercrimes consist of the following:

Credit Card Fraud

This type of attack takes place when malevolent hackers breach the systems of retailers in an attempt to obtain the credit card or financial information of their clients. On darknet markets, where hacking groups that have taken large amounts of credit cards make money by selling to more amateur cybercriminals who make money by using credit card fraud against individual accounts, stolen payment cards can be purchased and sold in bulk.

Identity theft

This kind of attack happens when someone gains access to a computer and steals personal data from the user. The stolen data is then used to obtain the user's identity or access their credit card and bank accounts, among other valuable accounts. On darknet markets, identity information is bought and sold by cybercriminals who also offer financial accounts, webmail, streaming video and music, online auctions, and other account types. Identity thieves also frequently target personal health information.

Cyber Extortion

It is a crime in which a demand for payment to halt an attack is made in response to an attack or threat of an attack. A ransomware attack is one type of cyber extortion. Here, the attacker accesses the systems of the company and encrypts every document and files that could be valuable, leaving the data unreadable until a ransom is paid. Payment is typically made with a cryptocurrency, such bitcoin. Another common example of cyber extortion is sextortion. In this case, the criminals coerce or trick their prey into sharing explicit images or videos which are then used to blackmail them.


This kind of attack mines cryptocurrency inside browsers without the user's permission by using scripts. Installing cryptocurrency mining software on the victim's computer is one method of cryptojacking attacks. A lot of attacks rely on JavaScript code that, if the user's browser has a tab or window open on the rogue site, performs in-browser mining. Since the in-browser mining code is executed when the compromised website is loaded, no malware needs to be installed.

Software Piracy

Software that has been illegally copied, distributed, and used for either personal or commercial purposes is the target of this attack. Software piracy is frequently linked to patent infringement, trademark breaches, and copyright offenses.


Cybercriminals commit this crime by breaking into networks or systems to obtain private data that is owned by the government or another entity. Attacks are driven by ideology or financial gain. Cyberattacks that collect, alter, or delete data are examples of cyberespionage activities. Other methods include employing network-connected devices, like webcams or closed-circuit TV cameras, to spy on a target or groups and keeping an eye on communications, such as emails, texts, and instant messaging.

Exit scam

The digital incarnation of the well-known exit scam is a result of the dark web. Currently, administrators of the dark web redirect virtual currency stored in escrow accounts for marketplaces to their personal accounts; in essence, they are crooks taking advantage of other crooks.

Our lawyers at Finjuris will help you combat cybercrimes in the most effective way possible.

How Should Businesses Recognise and Combat Cybercrime?

Be unpredictable and deceptive

It is imperative to be deceptive and unpredictable. Most businesses rely on automation to support their cybersecurity defenses, but this frequently leads to predictability: assessments are performed once a quarter or annually, patches are applied once a month, and scans are conducted at the same time every week. Establish a mentality where systems are updated and evaluated on an as-needed basis. Organizations that exhibit predictability are prone to vulnerability. Make your actions random. Your ability to identify active cyberattacks and breaches will improve as a result.

Possess a strong backup and recovery strategy

In today's world, being resilient for any firm entails possessing a business recovery plan. Put another way, a solid contingency plan. Regretfully, a lot of businesses exclusively use their production environment's credentials while performing online backups. As a result, if an attacker manages to get access to production, it will be simple for them to spread ransomware to the backup systems as well, completely shutting down operations and leaving no possibility for recovery.

Don't let users install or run unauthorized or suspicious apps; prevent ransomware and malware at the endpoint

Giving users privileged access exposes enterprises to yet another serious risk: the user can install and run any application they want, no matter whence or how they got the installation executable. This is a serious concern since it makes it possible for malware or ransomware to enter the company and spread. The attacker can also install tools, which makes it simple for them to return whenever they want.

Make sure to safeguard privileged accounts and use secure passwords

Ensure the password you choose is strong, specific to that account, and updated frequently. Today's social passwords have an average age of years, and social media performs a poor job of telling you when to change your password, how old it is, and how weak it is. It is your duty to keep your account safe, so take precautions.

Cybersecurity Awareness and Education

One of the best cybersecurity countermeasures that can be implemented right away is education and awareness of cybersecurity issues.

Update systems and apps

Apply the most recent security updates and keep systems and apps up to date. By doing this, the majority of malevolent hackers and cybercriminals will be prevented from accessing systems through known exploits and vulnerabilities. While not infallible, this countermeasure will increase the difficulty of a successful breach for attackers.

Gather security records and examine them to look for unusual or suspicious activity

Ensuring that security logs are being gathered and scrutinized for questionable actions is a crucial task and recommended practice for businesses. Examining security logs will most certainly reveal unusual activity in many cases.

How Can Our Professionals Assist You?

Individuals and companies who have been the victims of cybercrime greatly benefit from the assistance provided by our team of cybercrime lawyers. Their proficiency in digital forensics and cyber law allows them to successfully negotiate the intricate legal terrain pertaining to online incidents.

Incident Response

In the wake of a cybercrime, our legal professionals offer prompt legal counsel and support. In order to prevent additional harm, they also help in establishing a successful incident response strategy.

Legal Advice

In addition to providing advice on possible courses of action and legal rights and obligations, our lawyers give legal consultations to people and companies impacted by cybercrimes.

Cybersecurity Compliance

We make sure that businesses abide by all applicable cybersecurity rules and legislation. Additionally, our lawyers offer guidance on putting best practices into action to stop cyberattacks in the future.

Protection of Intellectual Property

Our team helps companies defend their intellectual property from online attacks. We also take legal action against companies or people that steal intellectual property.

Online Harassment and Defamation

We take legal action against offenders and seek remedies for victims on behalf of people or businesses who have been the targets of cyberbullying, online harassment, or defamation.

Contractual Disputes

We settle disagreements resulting from cyber-incidents, including data protection-related contract violations. In order to incorporate strong cybersecurity clauses into contracts, our attorneys also help with their preparation and evaluation.

Digital Forensics

We examine digital evidence and compile data for proceedings in collaboration with cybersecurity specialists. Analysis is also done on the cyber intrusion's origin and scope.

Our cybercrime experts can assist individuals and companies in protecting their legal rights, responding to cyber incidents in an efficient manner, and lessening the negative effects of cybercrimes on their day-to-day operations.