The New Transgression Of The Modern World : Cyber Crime

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This paper will explore five published articles and multiple other sources that report on the new transgression of the modern world, cyber crime. Within cyber crime we will be looking into a variety of specific types of online misconduct, beginning with Cyber bullying. We will also delve into Identity Theft, Online child sexual abuse material, and Sales and Investment Fraud. Along with looking into the wide array of different types of online crime, we will discuss different deterrents to try to avoid the risk of a cyber attack and tips to stop the malicious transfer of inappropriate materials. By the end of this paper I would like to call out on you as our reader to help provide a more safe and efficient cyber world. Bill Belsey, a nationally recognized educator from Alberta, Canada, gives this definition of what is the new abuse of the modern world: Cyberbullying: involves the use of information and communication technologies such as email, cell phone and pager text messages, instant messaging (IM), defamatory personal Web sites, and defamatory online personal polling Websites, to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or group, that is intended to harm others. (Belsey, 2004) In the 21st century we tend to be ever growing in new technological advances, advances that can allow hackers to crack into websites and other users accounts, as well as shut down websites in order to make a statement. Cyber bullying attempts to belittle

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