What is the definition of cybercrime? Cybercrime is also referred to as; electronic crime and e-crime. However the definition has so many different avenues to criminal activity that it is the most difficult of all crimes to give an accurate definition.

According to The Tech Terms Computer Dictionary cybercrime is; criminal activity done by using computers and the Internet. This includes anything from downloading illegal music to stealing millions of dollars from online bank accounts. Cybercrime also includes non-monetary offenses, such as creating and distributing viruses on others computers or posting confidential business information on the Internet.

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steal another person's identity. For this reason it is always smart to check the URL or WEB ADDRESS of a site to make sure it is legitimate before entering your personal information.

Because cybercrime covers such a broad scope of criminal activity, the examples above are only a few out of thousands that are considered cybercrimes. While computers and the Internet have made our lives easier in many ways, it is unfortunate that people use these technologies to take advantage of others. Therefore it is smart, to protect yourself by using antivirus and spyware blocking software and being careful where you enter your personal information.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) points out, "The computer may be contraband, fruits of the crime, a tool of the offense or a storage container holding evidence of the offense." (Best Practices, 2006, p.3)

Secret Service's Electronic Crime Branch (ECB) of its Financial Crimes Division has investigated matters involving ...

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