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The Top 30 CybercrimesCybercrimes Cybercrime is a crime related to technology, computers, and the Internet. Typical cybercrime are performed by a computer against a computer, or by a hacker using software to attack computers or networks. in the USA
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, July 5, 2017
The top 30 Cyber Crimes in Reverse Order are:
30. DenialDenial Denial is a refusal or unwillingness to accept something or to accept reality. Refusal to admit the truth or reality of something, refusal to acknowledge something unpleasant; And as a term of Psychology: denial is a defense mechanism in which confrontation with a personal problem or with reality is avoided by denying the existence of the problem or reality. of Service Attacks – A cyber-attack that makes a computer or server unavailable by disrupting its connection to the internet.
29. Online Gambling – Online or internet gambling.
28. MalwareMalware Short for "malicious software," this term means computer viruses and other types of programs that cybercriminals use to disrupt or access your computer, typically with the aim of gathering sensitive files and accounts. Attacks – Malicious software intended to damage or disable computer systems, sometimes accompanied by demands to solicit payoffs.
27. Civil Matters / Litigation ScamsScams A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime - is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. – Threats of civil litigation.
26. Viruses – Computer code that can copy itself, corrupting a computer and destroying data.
25. Charity Solicitation Scams – Often employed in the wake of natural disasters, the use of fake charities to obtain money from those believing they are donating to legitimate organizations to help victims.
24. Health Care Scams – Schemes that can range from offers for health insurance assistance, medications, supplements, weight loss products or the theft of health insurance information.
23. Lottery or Sweepstakes ScamsSweepstakes Scams These scams involve someone claiming you won a prize. However, they say you must pay a fee or provide sensitive banking information in order to get it. They keep the money, and you get nothing for it. – Victims are contacted about winning a lottery or sweepstakes they never entered.
22. Impersonating Government Agencies – Got an email from the IRSIRS The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the revenue & tax service of the United States federal government responsible for collecting taxes and administering the Internal Revenue Code (the main body of federal statutory tax law.) It is part of the Department of the Treasury and led by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, who is appointed to a five-year term by the President of the United States. The duties of the IRS include providing tax assistance to taxpayers; pursuing and resolving instances of erroneous or fraudulent tax filings; and overseeing various benefits programs. Visit www.IRS.gov to learn more.? Most likely it’s a scamScam A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime - is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. by someone trying to collect money from unwary marks.
21. Tech Support ScamsTech Support Scams Phone scammers may masquerade as tech support employees for a major company in order to take your money or install a virus on your computer. They may call from what seem to be legitimate company numbers using caller ID spoofing. – Calls from the tech services department, purportedly from well-known companies, seeking to gain remote access to a computer to clean up viruses or malware are a ploy to obtain personal information, credit card numbers and passwords.
20. Re-shipping FraudFraud In law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain (money or other assets), or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (e.g., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation) or criminal law (e.g., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities), or it may cause no loss of money, property, or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong. The purpose of fraud may be monetary gain or other benefits, for example by obtaining a passport, travel document, or driver's license, or mortgage fraud, where the perpetrator may attempt to qualify for a mortgage by way of false statements. A fraud can also be a hoax, which is a distinct concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain or of materially damaging or depriving a victim. – Re-shipping is a scam in which the victim agrees to receive a package delivery to their home address and ship it to customers, frequently abroad, in exchange for payment and reimbursement of shipping costs. Often the goods are stolen and there is no reimbursement.
19. Counterfeit and Copyright Fraud – The theft of intellectual property.
18. Misrepresentation Scams – Not getting what you thought you paid for.
17. RansomwareRansomware Ransomware is a type of malware from cryptovirology that threatens to publish the victim'