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Cyber crime is the crime that involves the use of computers or the internet to commit illegal or harmful acts.

Cyber crime can affect individuals, organizations, or society at large.

Cyber crime can have serious consequences, such as loss of data, money, privacy, reputation, security, etc.

Therefore, it is important to prevent and report cyber crime by following some good practices, such as:

  • Using strong passwords and encryption for your online accounts and devices
  • Avoiding clicking on suspicious links or attachments that may contain malware or phishing
  • Using a VPN or a proxy server to hide your IP address and encrypt your online traffic
  • Reporting any cyber crime incidents to the authorities or helplines
  • Educating yourself and others about the risks and dangers of cyber crime

Cyber crime can be classified into various types, such as hacking, eavesdropping, phishing and fraud emails, ransomware, cyber trolls, cyber bullying, etc.


Hacking is the act of gaining unauthorized access to a computer system or network and manipulating or stealing its data.


Eavesdropping is the act of intercepting or listening to the communication or data transmission of others without their consent.

phishing and fraud emails

Phishing and fraud emails are the act of sending deceptive or fraudulent emails to trick recipients into revealing their personal or financial information or clicking on malicious links or attachments.


Ransomware is the act of infecting a computer system or network with malware that encrypts or blocks its data and demands a ransom for its decryption or release.

Cyber trolls 

Cyber trolls are the act of posting provocative or offensive messages online to annoy, harass, or provoke others.

Cyber bullying 

Cyber bullying is the act of using digital technologies to intimidate, threaten, humiliate, or harm others, especially children or teenagers.

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