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Cybercrime Terms

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Cybercrime Defined

The term cybercrime is usually defined as any criminal offense committed using a computer and the Internet to steal a person's or organization's identity or to disrupt another's computer operations with malevolent programs. A cybercrime indicident erodes consumer confidence and leads to financial losses, productivity losses and intellectual property losses. The current era of cybercrime is dominated by criminals who want to use your computer for illegal activity or steal data for profit. Hackers exploit vulnerabilities in computer software to develop crimeware (such as viruses, trojan programs and keyloggers) that other criminals use to carry out criminal acts.