Today we’d like to be a bit more serious and talk about Cybercrime
What is it? This is where there is no true answer, and it is hard to define, but it is broken down into 2 areas, Advanced Cybercrime (this is where the attack is sophisticated against computer software and hardware) and Cyber-enabled crime (commonly associated with hacks and ransomeware viruses)
It is now estimated that around 55% of all crimes committed is Cybercrime in one form or other.
How can it be stopped? Well, this is the problem, it is a difficult and complex crime to combat, but the solution starts with you, the user.
How can I help? By following simple safety tips when online, you can help reduce this abuse of technology. Interpol have a few tips you can follow, they are pretty simple and anyone can follow them https://www.interpol.int/Crime-areas/Cybercrime/Online-safety
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