Submitted By shaye
The difference between cybercrime and traditional crime include technology allowing individuals to commit traditional types of crime without leaving their home. Another difference is individuals who are involved in computer crimes have the ability to commit criminal acts across state lines, or even across international boundaries, often time making it impossible to prosecute. An illegal act performed via the internet in one state, might not be illegal in another.
There are four types of cybercrimes in relation to traditional crimes. First, Identity theft is a high tech crime that can be compared to its traditional counterpart of larceny. Second, cybercrimes crimes that involve illegal online gambling can be compared with the traditional form of illegal gambling. In certain states, there are legalized forms of gambling, yet internet gambling allows an individual in one state, that may prohibit such acts, gamble in another state or country, in which it is legal. Then, cyber stalking is comparable to stalking a person offline, and is another criminal act that proposes problems. Lastly, cybercrime involving cyber terrorism is comparable to its more traditional form of terrorism.
A hacker’s purpose is to breach and bypass any type of cyber security so that they can see information that is set to be private for whatever reasons. Hackers have learned to exploit software and access networks and websites without administrator permission. Hacking began as a mostly mischievous venture born from curiosity. Early hackers would use their skills to play pranks or practical jokes on their peers. Since then, as the community has grown and the flow of sensitive information across the Web has increased, many in the hacker community have used their abilities for malevolent purposes.
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