Cybercrime Research Paper : Cybercrime

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Cybercrime Research Paper We live in the digital internet age where personal identity, banking and credit card, information can be easily shared and accessed. This provides convenience for individuals, but it has also opens greater opportunities for identity, banking and credit card theft. The individuals that commit this cybercrime are often referred to as hackers. Oxford Dictionaries defines a hacker as, “a person who uses computers to gain unauthorized access to data”. Hacking influences and impacts our daily lives and will affect the future. In the future, the major question that must be answered is whether common values and rights might have to be sacrificed to secure the public from cybercrime? I believe to stop cybercrime and to retain individuals will have to stand up for their rights and what they believe, even if it is against the law. Will the American public trust the government, large corporations, ethical hackers, or education to handle the issue of cybercrime? Will the issue of cybercrime be used as an excuse to limit personal freedom of speech? I believe this issue is a problem of the human heart. The only way to solve this issue of cybercrime through the effort of providing every American citizen with a strong foundation of ethical hacking knowledge at a young age.
There are three main types of hackers, white hat, gray hat, and black hat. An ethical hacker is considered a white hat hacker. Ethical hackers are people who hacks for a good cause,…

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