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What is Cybercrime?

Definition – What does Cybercrime mean?

The term cybercrime is referred to criminal activity that is done using the computers and the network. It includes anything from downloading illegal files to stealing millions of dollars from online bank accounts. Cybercrime also includes non-monetary offenses such as developing and distributing viruses on other computers or sharing confidential business information on the Internet.

Glossary Web explains Cybercrime

The most prominent method of cybercrime is identity theft, or hacker, in which criminals use the Internet in order to steal personal information from other users. Two most common ways are phishing and pharming, both of these methods trap users to fak sites where they are asked to enter personal details such as login information, usernames, passwords, phone numbers, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, and all the information criminals can use to steal another person’s identity.

The FBI identifies cybercrimes fugitives who have allegedly committed bank fraud and trafficked counterfeit devices that access all the personal information. The FBI also offers information on how to report Cybercrimes as well as useful intelligence information about the latest Cybercriminals activities.

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