any crime that involves a computer and a network

Cybercrime is crime that uses a computer and computer network. There are many types of cybercrimes. These include doxxing, hacking, copyright issues, cyberterrorism and fraud.[1] Many countries have laws against many types of porn such as twincest, fauxcest, child porn, bestiality and others.[2] Some other actions can also be illegal such as cyberbullying, spying, child grooming or hebephilic behavior.[3] Some governments have agencies that deal with computer crimes.[4]

Cyber crimes can generally be divided into two categories:[5]Edit

Crimes that target networks or devices Crimes using devices to participate in criminal activities
Viruses Phishing Emails
Malware Cyberstalking
DoS Attacks Identity Theft


  1. Anderson, Ross, et al. "Measuring the cost of cybercrime." The economics of information security and privacy. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013. 265-300.
  2. Urbas, Gregor. "Protecting children from online predators: The use of covert investigation techniques by law enforcement." Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice 26.4 (2010): 410-425
  3. Edwards, Susan SM. "Cyber-Grooming Young Women for Terrorist Activity: Dominant and Subjugated Explanatory Narratives." Cybercrime, Organized Crime, and Societal Responses. Springer International Publishing, 2017. 23-46.
  4. Levi, Michael, and Matthew Leighton Williams. "Multi-agency partnerships in cybercrime reduction: Mapping the UK information assurance network cooperation space." Information Management & Computer Security 21.5 (2013): 420-443
  5. says, Sourabh (2018-08-20). "Types of Cybercrime - Panda Security". Panda Security Mediacenter. Retrieved 2019-03-16.

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