Cybercrime & Cyber Security

      • Cybercrime refers to all forms of criminal activities carried out by means of computers or the internet, including but not limited to:

        • Phishing: Using fake electronic communications to obtain personal information.
        • Hacking: Exploiting vulnerabilities to gain unauthorized access to computers, networks and websites.
        • Ransomware attacks: Blocking access to files or a device until a sum of money is paid.
        • Malware attacks: Stealing or deleting sensitive information, altering or hijacking software and monitoring your computer activity.

        Cyber security is the body of technology, processes and practices designed to protect devices and networks from cybercrime attacks. Some examples of cyber security technologies are:

        • Spam filters to protect email accounts against phishing attempts and suspicious attachments that may infect computers.
        • Firewalls to help protect computers from internet attacks which may attempt to gain access to the information on the computers.
        • Anti-virus and anti-spyware software to protect devices against malware and ransomware attacks.

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