Need help with my writing homework on Trends in Cybercrime. Write a 1250 word paper answering; The internet is no longer used just by individuals but millions of businesses rely solely on it. The leisure to sit at your home or office and do anything you like with just a few clicks, its use began to increase widely, and now with the help of modern technology, it can be accessed anywhere. With its use on the rise feverishly people began to come up with mischievous ideas. People who try to make fools of their friends hiding their real personality and would have a hearty laugh after completing their fun. But unfortunately, this act was not left only to the level of un-harmful mischief, but started to advance to levels where it was no longer un-harmful but began to be used intentionally for harmful purposes and hence came the birth of a new species of crime which is now called cybercrime.
Cybercrime is a serious issue that has caused many people to suffer. Until the year 2000, it was not considered as a crime punishable by law until it intensified and companies and individuals also including many government organizations became victims of cybercriminals and lost millions of dollars and data. Until now steps are being implemented to control cyber crimes and awareness is being spread by the government to refrain people from becoming cybercriminals intentionally or unintentionally. Cybercrimes are the easiest to commit as this requires no physical skills and you can easily hide your identity without anyone knowing it might be your best friend.
During the years cyber crimes kept changing its forms. First, there were little viruses sent by emails that would infect a person’s computer and cause them to lose data and when antivirus programs came to their aid people began .to develop ways to hack into other peoples’ and organizations’ computers to steal or manipulate their data. .