Online Scam And Hacking

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Online Scam and Hacking




The birth of the information age brought with it changes far beyond the scope of human imagination. Technological developments such as video cameras, cellular phones, and computers have changed the way people think and act. One of the most monumental technological advances in the history of humankind was the development of the Internet. The Internet is a series of interconnected networks that allow for electronic communication and information sharing all over the world with the use of capable electronic devices. The Internet is the name given to the main system of networks; however, there are numerous Internet systems. Also, the term Internet is often mistakenly used interchangeably with the term World Wide Web. Internet refers to the actual network, while World Wide Web refers to a series of interconnected electronic documents that can be searched for and shared on the Internet. Unfortunately, while the Internet has revolutionized communication, business, academia, retail, and almost every other industry, it has also created opportunities for scam and hacking. The advancement of technology such as the Internet has provided individuals and organizations with a means to both commit new types of scam and hackings and adopt new methods of committing traditional street scam and hackings. From online identity theft to cyber stalking to viruses, millions of people worldwide are affected by online deviant behavior every day. Internet scam and hacking is quickly becoming one of the biggest and most threatening problems for both law enforcement and the public at large. Legal approaches have been developed throughout the history of the Internet to address the different types of Internet scam and hacking. Various arguments, both pro and con, have arisen surrounding this complex issue. In this paper, we try to focus on the online scams and hacking.

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Problem Statement4

History of Internet Scam and hacking6


Cyber bullying9

Types of Internet Scam and hacking9

How to Protect Yourself from Hacking?14

The Legal System's Approach to Internet Scam and hacking16

Pro: The Ability to Prosecute Internet Scam and hacking17

Con: Lack of Awareness and Internet Scam and hacking Challenges18


Works Cited21

Online Scam and Hacking


The birth of Internet scam and hacking brought with it a slew of terms—including technology scam and hacking, information scam and hacking, intellectual scam and hacking, and online scam and hacking. As a result, there is often confusion as to the exact definition of Internet scam and hacking. To understand what Internet scam and hacking is, it is necessary to understand what it isn't. Internet scam and hacking is often incorrectly referred to as computer scam and hacking. Computer scam and hacking is any illegal activity that is perpetrated through the use of a computer. Internet scam and hacking, on the other hand, is any illegal activity perpetrated on an information network, such as the Internet (Brenner, 235).

Though the two may overlap, they are not the same. For example, making illegal copies of a CD would be considered a computer scam and hacking, as a computer is necessary to perform the ...
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