Cybercrime

From Citizendium
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is basically copied from an external source and has not been approved.
Main Article
Discussion
Definition [?]
Related Articles  [?]
Bibliography  [?]
External Links  [?]
Citable Version  [?]
 
This editable Main Article is under development and subject to a disclaimer.
The content on this page originated on Wikipedia and is yet to be significantly improved. Contributors are invited to replace and add material to make this an original article.

Cybercrime is a form of crime involving computers, particularly when the crime is committed using the Internet or a computer network.

Cybercrime can be sub-divided into two categories:

  1. Crime that targets computer networks or devices
  2. Crime that does not target computer networks or devices directly but utilises them in the commission of a crime

Examples of cybercrime in the first category are:

Examples of cybercrime in the second category are: