Due to the massive increase we can understand why this reliance on the internet is the reason more and more cybercrime is happening around the world. Many nodes being connected often 24/7 have created a massive platform for crime. So why do we do this to ourselves? We may think that the information we share is to people we trust. But look at the scandal with the nude pictures being leaked at the moment. And this kind of stuff doesn’t happen just to celebrities! Everywhere our personal data is being look at by someone who it is not intended to be looked at. It seems more clear now… we can all be posssible victims of cybercrime.
The Australian Crime Commission explains that cybercrime can take two forms. The first being crimes where computers are the essential part of an offence such as online fraud and identity theft. The second are crimes directed at computers or other information communications technologies such as hacking. So to put it into perspective of how vulnerable we are to cybercrime, if you put your emails online to buy something you can be a victim of money laundering, you sign up to a social media page you are more at risk being cyber bullied and even a child signing into Facebook can be a victim of child grooming.
The reason this is such a simple crime that can be so harmful is because the web is global, easy to access, contains so much personal data among other important data and it is anonymous! This is why it is increasing at such a rapid rate. In India there was only 23 incidents of cybercrime reported, last year there were around 72,000 reported! I think we all might be in a little bit of trouble if people keep exploiting the Internet. SO I say to you all if you want privacy you best live in cave with no internet/technology because it will only get worse from here on in.