What is meant cyber crime? What are its different types?

Cybercrime is the crime that is done using the internet and a computer or a phone or any other device as an instrument to cheat people, commit frauds, stealing intellectual property, violating privacy, stealing identities and diverting monetary transactions through the internet, female and child trafficking in pornography etc. Cybercrime has been very prevalent in the world today that almost everyone in the world is directly or indirectly affected by this. As the computer has become the gateway to the trade, banking, governance etc. Cybercrime is increasing by leaps and bounds.

There are different types of Cybercrime that can be enlisted such as

  • Internet Fraud
  • Altering and deleting stored data
  • Stealing property
  • Hacking
  • Pirating Files
  • Identity theft and fraud
  • Child Pornography
  • Online scams and frauds
  • Ransomware
  • Malvertising
  • Phishing
  • Botnets
  • Denial-of-service attacks
  • Drive-by Download attacks etc. etc.

This list is not exhausting. It just goes on and is growing day-by-day. Having Cybersecurity and awareness of these in numerous ways of cyber theft is very important to save ourselves from Cybercrime.