As Hacking Suspects get Younger!

 And federal law enforcement agency in the United Kingdom ask the British parents to keep an eye on their children’s computer habits after determining that the average age of individuals suspected of piracy is only 17 years old.

Agency British National Crime began (NCA) rolling campaign on Tuesday of this week, #CyberChoices dubbed, which aims to raise awareness among parents of the potential repercussions of Internet crimes that seem simple after analysis of investigations over the past year the agency led to put the average age of hackers suspect in 17, down from 24 the year before.

He said, “Over the past few years have seen NCA people engage in cyber crime become smaller and younger,” Richard Jones, head of preventing national unity team NCA in cyber crimes, in a statement, adding: “We know that criminalizes simply young people can not be the solution for this and that and the campaign seeks to help motivate children to use their skills more positive. ”

“The campaign aims initially to parents, because we know from the research that they do not realize what you are doing their children online often. These individuals are really bright and have a real possibility to go to an exciting and fulfilling jobs. But by choosing a criminal path they can the transition from a low level “pranking” to the high level of cyber crime very quickly, sometimes without even considering that what they are doing is against the law. ”

A conviction which was issued as a result of a prank Internet may hamper the educational and professional opportunities warned that the NCA, and is likely to leave the individual is unable to travel abroad.

NCA campaign in the individual specifically to the tool freely available, and orchid Stresser, which was described by a group of pirates who called themselves the Band Lizard and successfully used the program to take down the PlayStation 4 and Xbox networks late last year with a tactic called distributed Denial of Service, or DDoS, attack. British authorities arrested later seven people accused of using the tool to paralyze websites, all of whom were under the age of 18.

About 30 percent of companies in the UK claim that they suffered from DDoS attacks, NCA reported earlier this year, but companies were hardly the only affected: after British authorities announced earlier this year it had arrested half a dozen teenagers suspected in the use of lizard Stresser, site NCA brought himself briefly in a DOS attack.

“Young people have become increasingly savvy and turned to the world of the Internet, which is crucial to defend the future of our country. The issue is to keep them on the right side of the law;” and said many are attracted to the environment and the glory they earn from getting involved in criminal activities, Dr. Robert L Nowill, single head challenge program of the government approved the British government cyber-security, which plans to guide young people inclined towards using computer cyber skills for good.

As part of #CyberChoices campaign, NCA has issued a list for parents of behaviors that “may indicate the presence of young people at risk of getting involved in internet crimes,” the likes of which includes an interest in programming and sleep patterns of irregular and anti-social behavior.

“If the person is a young man some of these signs of an attempt to have a conversation with them about their activities on the Internet shows. This will allow you to assess the competence computer knowledge so you can understand what they are doing, and explain the consequences of cyber crime and to help them make the right choices,” he appealed to the agency.

In the United States, and at the same time, a federal judge in Missouri ruled this week on the old man, 33, to 12 months in prison for taking down the site on a network of law enforcement online in the past year with an attack dos as an act clearly to protest.

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