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- noun crime committed using
- noun an individual crime of this kind
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- noun crime committed using a computer and the internet to steal a person's identity or sell contraband or stalk victims or disrupt operations with malevolent programs
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One of the best measures of the rise in cybercrime is junk e-mail, or spam, because much of it is relayed by computers controlled by Internet criminals, experts said.
I keep waiting for really solid evidence that cybercrime is as pervasive as it seems to be.
So far, the most bandied-about figure on the reach of cybercrime is approximately $100 billion a year, but it is hard to quantify and there is no definitive report that meticulously crunches the numbers.
If mushrooming PC cybercrime is any indicator, the latter is more likely.
Today The Information Society Project at Yale Law School (of which I am the director) begins its three day conference on cutting edge issues in cybercrime.
Santa Clara-based McAfee NYSE:MFE called cybercrime "one of the fastest growing and lucrative industries of our time," and said that the past 10 years "dramatically changed the face of crime."
The new strategy is a continuation of ministers taking more interest in fidgeting cybercrime, which is seen as a serious obstacle for plans to make government service available over the web as well as the growth of eCommerce.
Cybercrime is of increasing concern to businesses and the federal government, with President Barack Obama calling cybercrime one of the "most serious economic and national security challenges we face."
Are you of the opinion that "cybercrime" does not exist, and that penetrating security is only doing the penetree a favor by displaying how penetrable they are?
Meanwhile the EU are concentrating on introducing more laws to produce a uniform approach to combatting "cybercrime".