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Computer Crimes: categories, threats, prevention

Explain in detail the four (4) common categories of computer crimes and provide at least one (1) example for each.

Determine which of these categories of computer crimes presents the greatest overall threat at the present time and why you perceive this to be the case.

Address what the U.S. government, court systems, and law enforcement agencies can do better to counteract this specific category of computer crime.

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The most pertinent issues facing computer safety and cybercrime are internet money scams, fraudulent use of credit cards, debit cards, and other financial identity theft, the sabotaging of critical infrastructure, and stealing of intellectual property. This summary will briefly describe examples of each of these cybercrimes as well as outline the most pressing threat currently as well as the infrastructure that is in place to fight these crimes.
Internet money scams that arrive in a myriad of different forms are rife throughout the cyber world. Fake prize sweepstakes, fictitious jobs online, and charities that don't exist are just a few of the internet scams that are present online. An example I will give is a job that a relative of mine was duped into believing he had obtained online. The job required for him to serve as a de facto broker of sorts for an international art gallery. His alleged job was supposed to require him to transfer money that was appropriated for the art. He would receive an amount in his bank account of 3000-5000 in a cashiers' check and would be required to allow the check to be ...

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The expert explains in detail four common categories of computer crimes. Examples of each are provided.