Cybercrime Is Crime That Involves A Computer And A Network

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Cybercrime is crime that involves a computer and a network. The computer may be used in the commission of a crime, or it may be the target.
Debarati Halder and K. Jaishankar (2011) define cyber-crimes as: "Offences that are committed against individuals or groups of individuals with a criminal motive to intentionally harm the reputation of the victim or cause physical or mental harm, or loss, to the victim directly or indirectly, using modern telecommunication networks such as Internet. Such crimes may threaten a nation’s security and financial health. Issues surrounding these types of crimes have become high-profile, particularly those surrounding hacking, copyright infringement, child pornography, and child grooming. There are also problems of privacy when confidential information is intercepted or disclosed, lawfully or otherwise.
The most popular cyber-crime in the present include fraud and financial crimes, cyber terrorism, cyber-extortion (occurs when a website, e-mail server, or computer system is subjected to or threatened with repeated denial of service) and cyber war fare.
Practical cases of cyber-crimes recorded within the last 10 years.
In July 2013, Federal prosecutors charged five men responsible for a hacking and credit card fraud spree that made companies lose more than $300 million and two of the suspects were taken to custody in what is termed as the biggest cyber-crime case filed in U.S.A. history. They also disclosed a new security breach against Nasdaq…

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