Cyber Crime

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Cybercrime/security: Advantages and Disadvantages
Advantages and Disadvantages
Advantages:
1. Improved security of cyberspace.
2. Increase in cyber defence.
3. Increase in cyber speed.
4. Allows more options to save data.
5. Better response time to national crisis.

Disadvantages:
1. Improved hacker speed and ability.
2. Interconnected computers.
3. Improved viruses, malware and worms.
4. Increase in "cyberwarefare" possibly
5. More annomitty between hackers.
Cyber crime
introduction

Technological innovation have given rise to a new kind of criminal activity called computer crime or cyber crime. Cyber crime include theft of computers and computer software, theft of data, and destruction of data by computer viruses. Advance in technology often bring risk and opportunities for crime. The computer related crimes are numerous and widespread.

Definition of cyber crime

Cyber crime is the fastest growing crime in the world with millions of people affected every day. Cyber crime is known by lots of different names, including computer crime, e-crime, or electronic crime. All of these are crimes where computers or networks are used or attacked. These electronic crimes are being used to steal identities and huge sums of money. Many traditional crimes such as theft, blackmail, forgery, embezzlement and fraud today are all conducted on the Internet.

Impact of cyber crime

On the global level, both governments and non-state actors continue to grow in importance, with the ability to engage in such activities as espionage, financial theft, and other cross-border crimes sometimes referred to as eyber warfare. The international legal system is attempting to hold actors accountable for their actions, with the international Criminal Court among the few addressing this threat.

The Global Economy

Cyber crime is a worldwide problem that’s costing countries billions of dollars. According to crime-research.org, as early as 2003 the United States was...
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