Cybercrimes are generally defined as any type of illegal activity that makes use of the internet, a private or public network, or an in-house computer system.
While many forms of cybercrime revolve around obtaining sensitive information for unauthorized use, other examples are focused more on invading the privacy of as many computer users as possible.
Cybercrime also includes traditional crimes conducted through the internet. For example; hate crimes, telemarketing and internet fraud, identity theft, and credit card account thefts are considered to be cybercrimes when the illegal activities are committed through the use of a computer and the internet.
Examples of cybercrimes that primarily target computer networks or devices would include:
• Malware and malicious code
• Denial-of-service attacks
• Computer viruses
Examples of cybercrimes that merely use computer networks or devices would include:
• Fraud and identity theft
• Phishing scams
• Information warfare
How can you protect yourself from cybercriminals?
With a good internet security product, like BullGuard's Internet Security suite you can protect your computer, everything on it and ultimately yourself. BullGuard's Internet Security product is a compilation of different types of security tools, such as antivirus, spamfilters, firewalls and antispyware software.
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