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Almost everything we do today involves digital information. This is a good thing, but it has also created a lot of opportunity for cybercrime to occur. Cybercriminals constantly seek new ways to attack and steal.

Cybercrime has become a global problem. It can affect a person’s ability to shop in certain stores, purchase products from certain sites, or even access their own personal information. The amount of damage can vary depending on the severity of the attack.

Cybercriminals are also known to use malware, sketchy attachments, and phishing campaigns to infect computers. These malicious activities are usually done in plain sight, allowing the victim to not even know they’re being victimized.

The internet has also made it easier to commit financial crimes. Criminals can open new bank accounts, use stolen credit records to open loans, or get a new Social Security card. They can also use social media to stalk their victims and threaten them.

The most common delivery method for cybercrime is email. Email bombing, for instance, can cause a mail server to crash. Email fraud includes deceptive e-mails that lure the victim into opening an attachment. It can also involve exploit kits, digital extortion, and ransomware.

The United States has taken steps to address cybercrime. The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act protects private information. It has also created various government agencies to address cyber attacks. These agencies include the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), which coordinates with private sector organizations.