Some hackers hack for personal monetary gains, such as to stealing the credit card information, transferring money from various bank accounts to their own account followed by withdrawal of money.They extort money from some corporate giant threatening them to publish the stolen information which is critical in nature.

CHILD PORNOGRAPHY The Internet is being highly used by its abusers to reach and abuse children sexually, worldwide.

The easy access to the pornographic contents readily and freely available over the internet lowers the inhibitions of the children.

Majority of the stalkers are the dejected lovers or ex-lovers, who then want to harass the victim because they failed to satisfy their secret desires. CREDIT CARD FRAUD The unauthorized and illegal use of a credit card to purchase property.

Information about the credit card is obtained by using skimmers, the most prone places to such crimes are restaurants, bars etc.

There is also software to establish time controls for individual users (for example blocking usage after a particular time at night) and log surfing activities allowing parents to see which site the child has visited. Many on-line service providers host chat rooms especially for children, monitored continuously for safety. Somebody who is malicious can cause great harm to you and your reputation.

Use this software to keep track of the activities of your children. Use strong passwords: Choose passwords that are difficult or impossible to guess. -- The net is a global community - without any barriers, distances, boundaries. It is like leaving your house open for a stranger and walking away. When talking to somebody new on the net, do not give away personal information-like numbers of the credit card used by your parents, your home addresses/ phone numbers and such other personal information. If you feel uncomfortable or threatened when somebody on the net feeds you an improper or indecent message inform your parents or elders. Do not break into somebody else's computer and worse still change things; you are probably destroying a lifetime of hard work by somebody.PHISHING The act of sending an e-mail to a user falsely claiming to be an legitimate enterprise in an attempt to scam the user into surrendering private information that will be used for identity theft.The e-mail directs the user to visit a Web site where they are asked to update personal information, such as passwords and credit card, social security, and bank account numbers, that the legitimate organization already has.It is requested that, a summary of the above mentioned Cyber related crimes may be published in leading newspapers in Public Interest, to make the innocent net users aware of the same to prevent them from falling in traps of cyber criminals. Do not respond to messages or bulletin board items that are suggestive, obscene, belligerent or threatening.DENIAL OF SERVICE ATTACK This is an act by the criminal, who floods the bandwidth of the victims network or fills his e-mail box with spam mail depriving him of the services he is entitled to access or provide. If you feel any immediate physical danger of bodily harm, call your local police. Avoid getting into huge arguments online during chat or discussions with other users. Never arrange a face-to-face meeting without telling parents or guardians. Either shut them off or physically disconnect them from Internet connection. The Internet is the global storehouse for information.Information about the Credit Card is also obtained through Phishing.