cybercrime cybercrime

Definition(s):

  • (n) 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

Usage(s):

  1. Some observers worry that the desperately poor country might be tempted to try its hand at any number of cybercrime ventures.
  2. Freeh also hopes to remodel the FBI's electronic infrastructure and to beef up its ability to fight cybercrime.
  3. Cybercops get all worked up about cybercrime.

News

  1. US charges eight for cybercrime targeting banks, government

    Federal prosecutors in New Jersey on Wednesday unveiled criminal charges against eight people accused of trying to steal at least $15 million from U.S. customers in an international cybercrime scheme targeting accounts at 15 financial institutions and government agencies. U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said the conspiring hackers gained unauthorized access to computer networks, diverted customer ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. U.S. charges eight for cybercrime targeting banks, government

    By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors in New Jersey on Wednesday unveiled criminal charges against eight people accused of trying to steal at least $15 million from U.S. customers in an international cybercrime scheme targeting accounts at 15 financial institutions and government agencies. U.S. ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Websense Unveils Third Annual Canadian Cybercrime Report Card

    Websense Unveils Third Annual Canadian Cybercrime Report Card
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "Unfortunately, cybercrime is very prevalent on the internet," said Attorney General McCollum. "We must take every opportunity to make the internet a safer place for children, and I encourage other social networking sites to adopt many of the...
    on Jan 14, 2008 By: Bill McCollum Source: Tampa Bay's 10

  2. "Using modern communications tools, criminals can freely exchange information, coordinate their operations and even share best crime practices," Lee said. "Jihadist terrorism, drug trafficking, human trafficking and cybercrime are all global...
    on Oct 11, 2009 By: Lee Hsien Loong Source: AFP

  3. "There are many non-technical aspects of Internet governance that would benefit from multi-stakeholder input at an international level. These include how to eradicate spam and how to prevent cybercrime," said Chris Disspain, chief executive...
    on Jun 8, 2006 By: Chris Disspain Source: E-Commerce Times

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