Reaction Paper On Cybercrime

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Netiquette refers to internet etiquette. This simply means the use of good manners in online communication such as e-mail, forums, blogs, and social networking sites to name a few. It is important to use netiquette because communication online is non-verbal. Most often online communication consists of reading something someone else has taped. This type of communication does not allow each person to see facial expressions, body language, or her intonation. Because of this, messages can often be misinterpreted. By following netiquette, online communication becomes clearer. Especially in business and career related online communications netiquette should be used to ensure that correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation are put in place to project professionalism. Netiquette also includes the use of emoticons such as   and others to explain an emoticon. In e-mail, netiquette means not flooding someone’s inbox with forwarded messages or spam mail. Following netiquette will
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In some cases, the computer may have been used in order to commit the crime, and in other cases the computer may have been the target of the crime. Cybercrime first started with hackers trying to break into computer networks. Some did it just for the thrill of accessing high level security networks, but others sought to gain sensitive, classified material. Eventually, criminals started to infect computer systems with computer viruses led to breakdowns on personal and business computers. Computer viruses are forms of code or malware programs that can copy themselves and damage or destroy data and systems. When computer viruses are used on a large scale like with bank government or hospital networks, these actions may be categorized as cyberterrorism. Computer hackers also engage in phishing scams, like asking for bank account numbers and credit card theft (What is Cybercrime?,
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