Cybercrime is a broad term that refers to any criminal activity that takes place online. This can include anything from hacking and identity theft to phishing and cyberbullying.
There are many different types of cybercrime. Some of the most common include
This is when someone gains unauthorized access to a computer system or network
This is when someone steals someone else's personal information, such as their Social Security number or credit card number.
This is when someone sends an email or text message that looks like it's from a legitimate source, such as a bank or credit card company. The goal of phishing is to trick the recipient into clicking on a link or providing personal information.
This is when someone uses electronic communication to bully another person. Cyberbullying can take many forms, such as sending mean text messages, posting embarrassing photos or videos online, or creating fake social media profiles.
There are a number of things you can do to protect yourself from cybercrime, including:
Stay up-to-date on the latest cybercrime threats and how to protect yourself.
Use strong passwords that are unique for each account.
Don't click on links in emails or on websites unless you are sure they are legitimate.
If you are a victim of cybercrime, there are a number of things you should do
This will help law enforcement track down the criminals and bring them to justice.
This will help protect your accounts from further unauthorized access.
The FTC can help you recover your losses and protect yourself from future cybercrime.