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Everybody thinks that only stealing
someone’s private data is Cyber Crime. But in defining terms we can say that
‘Cyber Crime refers to the use of an electronic device (computer, laptop, etc.)
for stealing someone’s data or trying to harm them using a computer.

Computer related networks that involve the
use of computers, networks and gadgets can be interconnected to a cyber crime.
In such crimes, the security of networks, persons, institutions or a whole
nation could be at risk and threat.

Speaking in a broad way we can say that
Cyber Crime are categorized into four major types. These are Financial,
Privacy, Hacking, and Cyber Terrorism.

Hackers steal confidential data in
unethical ways and utilize this information and data for spurious purposes.
Cyber crimes are high functional frauds that can wipe off big online financial
transactions and transfer the entire amount into criminal accounts. It involves
digital devices as tools or targets. It can be defined as an unlawful act that
is done to harm someone.

In, hacking they intentional deface a
website to cause damage or loss to the public or owner. Apart from that, they
destroy or make changes in the existing websites to diminish its value.

In financial crime they steal the money of
account holders. And they also steal the data of big companies in order to fulfil
their desire or to seek revenge with someone.

In this age of technology and easy access
to internet anyone can easily hack your PC or your system. No matter how useful
the internet is, at the same time it has its own pros and cons as well.

people think cyber crime refers to targeting people and stealing their money.
However, that is not the case. Cyber crimes may include credit card frauds,
voice phishing, distribution of viruses, cyber-stalking, child pornography,
forgery, unauthorized access, etc.

To stop this highly spreading cyber crime and
for the safety of netizens government has made several laws related to
cyber crime. And they have also introduced several cyber cell departments, where
we can complain about the fraud that has been committed against us.

But the thing is mostly people afraid of
complaining about the fraud, which is not good. If a crime is committed we must
go seek help from cyber cell department. They try to solve our problem as fast
as possible.

Cyber crimes can bring down a person, an
institution or even a whole nation with the breach of privacy. Cyber criminals
use underdeveloped laws of the developing countries to manipulate records and
remain anonymous. So we must stay alert.

Education and awareness are the initials
steps taken to prevent cyber crimes from taking place. It is not like that we
are waiting for someone to aware us, if we have internet then we also can learn
about prevention against cyber crime on internet itself. We must not open any
illegal link recklessly. We must also aware our loved ones who use internet. Download
applications from trusted sources.
Use encryption for your
most sensitive files such as tax returns or financial records, make regular
back-ups of all your important data, and store it in another location. And always
stay alert.

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