Cyber Crime And Cyber Criminal Activity

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Have you ever wondered how computers systems get hacked? Have you ever considered the criminals motives for engaging in such type of criminal activity? While computers and the Internet have undoubtedly brought great advantages to society. Computers have also paved new ways for criminals to engage in dangerous activities that are unprecedented in scope and could potentially cause catastrophic consequences for society. Cyber criminal activity occurs constantly, however, many people are unaware of the true meaning of cyber crime and their risks associated with becoming a victim of such crime. According to an article released by the Law school of the University of Pennsylvania “The term cybercrime refers to the use of a computer to facilitate or carry out a criminal offense” (Katyal 12). These criminal offenses can include, but are not limited to: telemarketing, identity theft, online money laundering, cyber terrorism, and cyber extortions. In an era were society at large relies greatly on computers and the Internet, it is crucial to understand the methods that cyber criminal’s use and the measures that one must take to prevent becoming a victim of cybercrime. When people think of cyber criminals also known as hackers many people tend to imagine a person dressed in black, with pale skin, bad mannerism, over weight, and somewhat anxious. People tend to think of hackers in this manner, because that is how they are portrayed in movies and T.V. However, these stereotypical images
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