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