The internet and crime

New technology brings with it new crimes and as a result some governments are setting up special units to deal with internet crime.

A major concern is internet fraud. For example, phishing scams, identity theft and denial of service attacks are common techniques used by criminals today.

Other concerns surround:

  • the interception of credit card details and transactions online
  • hacking into personal, private files with criminal intent
  • fraudulent websites taking credit card details from customers
  • the spreading of viruses via the internet

Internet security

There are a number of ways the public are made to feel safer when using the internet:

Character hacking into online banking database