Cybercrime is a serious problem that costs billions of dollars every year. Not only is it continuing to increase, cyber attacks are becoming more customized and sophisticated. Not only that, the list of computer crimes is growing. It currently includes:
- Intellectual property theft: this includes theft of any copyrighted material, trademark violations and theft of trade secrets.
- Phishing scams: hacking a computer and sending multiple emails with the intent to deceive recipients, often into sending money or giving out personal information.
- Circumvention of security systems: interference with security cameras and alarm systems in order to gain illegal entry.
- Spreading viruses: worms and viruses can have a devastating effect on your business’s continuity and cost you monetarily and in lost data.