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Cybercrime Computer crime is an act performed by a knowledgeable computer user, sometimes referred to as a hacker that illegally browses or steals a company's or individual's private information.
In some cases, this person or group of individuals may be malicious and destroy or otherwise corrupt the computer or data files.
Examples of computer crimes
Child pornography - Making or distributing child pornography.
Cyber terrorism - Hacking, threats, and blackmailing towards a business or person.
Cyberbullying/Cyberstalking - Harassing others online.
Creating Malware - Writing, creating, or distributing malware (e.g., viruses and spyware.)
Denial of Service Attack - Overloading a system with so many requests it cannot serve normal requests.
Espionage - Spying on a person or business.
Fraud - Manipulating data, e.g., changing banking records to transfer money to an account.
Harvesting - Collect account or another account related information on other people.
Identity Theft - Pretending to be someone you are not.
Intellectual property theft - Stealing practical or conceptual information developed by another person or company.
Phishing - Deceiving individuals to gain private or personal information about that person.
Salami Slicing - Stealing tiny amounts of money from each transaction.
Scam - Tricking people into believing something that is not true.
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