cybercrime

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cybercrime

Some form of offense committed with the use of a computer against an individual or organization. Cybercrime is perpetrated to steal sensitive data, to illegally transfer funds as well as to cause harm. See ransomware, cybercrook and cyberextortion.
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Official figures released show that out of 5,099 cyber crime cases given to West Midlands Police over the last three years, 2,236 of them were closed without a suspect being identified or further action taken.
Sharing the details of cyber crimes and their categories, he said one million people were being victimized through the offense within every hour, 820 in minute and 14 within seconds adding that $274 billion were being lost through cyber crime.
The Additional Director FIA cyber wing unearthed that as per their investigation, the disgruntled employees of public and private institutions were resorted to committing cyber crimes by posting misinformation, hate speech, nude snaps and other intolerable material.
The cyber crime rates were on rise all over the world and there was need of establishing cyber crimes courts separately so that speedy justice could be provided to victims, he said while delivering a lecture on 'Cyber crimes, laws and prevention' organized by Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Jamshoro under its awareness lecture programme on Thursday.
All he will need is simply a laptop, computer or a cell phone', said the additional director.Sharing the details of cyber crimes and their categories, he said one million people were being victimized through the offense within every hour, 820 in minute and 14 within seconds adding that $274 billion were being lost through cyber crime.
He said that according to police statistics, cyber crimes resulted in losses of RM398.6 million in 2018 compared to RM266.25 million in 2017.
But the figure still represents less than one per cent of all reported cyber crimes in the UK.
The alleged crimes were in contravention of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act and the Cyber Crimes Act.
A slew of measures have been proposed to fight cyber crimes which are showing an upward trend in accordance with the rapid advancements in the information and technology sector, a senior official has said.
A report compiled by FIA, the National Response Centre for Cyber Crime (NR3C) registered as many as 4906 complaints related to cyber crimes during 2018.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Ambassador to the UN Agencies Headquartered in Vienna Kazzem Qaribabadi called for cooperation of the world countries to fight cyber crimes at an international level.