Some people just find satisfaction by annoying or attacking others online. This activity is known as online trolling.
What is Online Trolling?
Trolling is when an Internet user is abusive or obnoxious by posting provocative comments in hopes of starting arguments or upsetting people in online communities.
Cyber bullying occurs when the internet or mobile phones are used to send mean and threatening messages in a deliberate, repeated and hostile manner. Cyberbullying has been a major concern in Brunei, as it is common for people to vent their anger or frustration though social networks. Most cyber bullies are motivated by jealousy, anger, revenge or frustration. Many do it for their own entertainment or to get a reaction.
The popular use of online communications has given rise to online sexual predators who come up with creative ways to take advantage of unsuspecting men, women and teens. These predators use various methods to seduce or pressure a victim to perform sexual favors, and often threaten the victim with embarrassment if they don’t do it.
Some people believe that they can write anything about anybody online. But when someone posts false statements with the intention to damage the reputation of an individual or a business, whether on blogs, forums, websites or social media, this can be considered as online defamation. False written statements like these are also known as libel.
Spam are unwanted bulk messages sent through electronic messaging systems. The most widely recognized form of spam is sent through email, but can also refer to bulk messages sent through other media such as:
- Instant messaging spam
- Search engine spam
- Mobile phone text messages
- Junk fax transmissions
- File sharing spam
Identity theft occurs when someone steals personal information such as your name, identity card number or credit card number, so that they can pretend to be someone else. This is usually done to gain access to finances, get medical benefits, to avoid the police, or to commit other crimes.
How do identity thieves find your personal information?