Cybercrime refers to any crime that is committed through the Internet. It includes activities such as phishing and hacking that are done with malicious objectives, such as conducting frauds, accessing and misusing data, and sending scam messages.
Types of Cybercrime
Cybercriminals usually create software to steal your information and use it for criminal means. Some of the common objectives of cybercriminals are listed here:
Unauthorized access of your computer
Sending spam messages
Compromising or stealing confidential information, such credentials to access the bank account, pin
Blackmailing users for financial gains against stolen confidential information
Cybercrime prevention and control
- Use anti-malware solutions: Use an anti-malware solution that has multiple protection features, such as signature-based detection and heuristic analysis.
- Keep yourself up-to-date: Be aware of the latest happenings through multiple channels, such as referring books, following media, and reading blogs.
- File a case: If you are affected, register a complaint against the cybercriminal with the cyber wing of the police.