Taking a Look at Cyber Crime

624 WordsFeb 24, 20182 Pages
Cyber crime is a term used to describe the various forms of crimes committed through the computer and networks. Once the two are connected, it paves way for crimes to be committed easily and at a faster rate an act which sometimes is referred to as hacking. Cyber crime also includes crimes committed through the internet such as internet fraud, identity theft, passing of illegal information either through pictures, videos or messages. These acts intentionally harm the reputation of an individual by directly or indirectly causing mental or physical damage. It has been noted that cybercrime is growing at a faster rate due to the diversity of modern technology and expertise in the field of technological engineering. The global environment in which the internet is built in has allowed significant thresholds of increased criminal activities that are internet related. One of the major concerns is the rise of terrorism activities conducted through the internet causing a state of fear and distrust within national and international security. Cyber related crimes pose a great challenge in economies of both developed and developing states in the essence that it is known to threaten the financial health. Large amounts of money is lost annually due to cases of online theft or hacking the systems by changing key policies and commands that govern the operating systems and programs in use. Cybercrime can be committed by both governmental and non-state actors, it
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