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Traditionally, cybercrime is a term for traditional crimes that have been facilitated by information and communications technology (ICT). But it has now become much more than that. It’s a growing threat that threatens both individuals and businesses.

Several studies have examined the theory and practice of cybercrime. These include works from several academic disciplines. They have explored topics like the legal response to cybercrime, the role of “space” in cybercrime, and the role of online communities.

Some of the most common types of cybercrime include email, child pornography, illegal gambling, and human trafficking. However, the full scope of cybercrime is not yet fully understood.

These crimes may involve individual actors, groups, businesses, and nation-states. Cybercriminals use a variety of techniques to commit these crimes. They can use malware to steal information, crash websites, or destroy systems.

One of the most destructive forms of cybercrime is ransomware. This software infects computers and threatens to destroy them permanently unless the extortionists are paid.

These threats have grown exponentially in the past decade. In fact, ransomware has reached epidemic proportions worldwide.

Another form of cybercrime is phishing. This type of attack targets individuals through fraudulent emails that ask users to click on a link and log in to an account. They may even ask the victims to send money abroad.

Cybercrime is a growing problem that will continue to rise in the coming years. It is estimated that the damage from cybercrime will hit $6 trillion annually by 2021.