Internet crime is crime committed on the Internet, using the Internet and by means of the Internet.
Computer crime is a general term that embraces such crimes as phishing, credit card frauds, bank robbery, illegal downloading, industrial espionage, child pornography, kidnapping children via chat rooms, scams, cyberterrorism, creation and/or distribution of viruses, Spam and so on.
All such crimes are computer related and facilitated crimes.
Internet crime takes many faces and is committed in diverse fashions.
The number of users and their diversity in their makeup has exposed the Internet to everyone.
Some criminals in the Internet have grown up understanding this superhighway of information, unlike the older generation of users.
This is why Internet crime has now become a growing problem in the United States.
Some crimes committed on the Internet have been exposed to the world and some remain a mystery up until they are perpetrated against someone or some company.
The different types of Internet crime vary in their design and how easily they are able to be committed.Internet crimes can be separated into two different categories.There are crimes that are only committed while being on the Internet and are created exclusively because of the World Wide Web.The typical crimes in criminal history are now being brought to a whole different level of innovation and ingenuity.Such new crimes devoted to the Internet are email “phishing”, hijacking domain names, virus immistion, and cyber vandalism.A couple of these crimes are activities that have been exposed and introduced into the world.