Cybercrime Statute of Limitations

What is Cybercrime?

Cybercrime refers to criminal activities that are committed using the internet or other forms of computer technology. Cybercrime can take many forms, including but not limited to:

  • Hacking: unauthorized access to computer systems or networks to steal sensitive information or disrupt operations.

  • Phishing: tricking people into giving away personal information, such as passwords or credit card numbers, through fake emails or websites.

  • Identity Theft: using someone else's personal information for financial gain.

  • Distribution of Malware: spreading computer viruses, worms, or other malicious software to damage or disrupt computer systems.

  • Ransomware: encrypting a victim's files and demanding payment in exchange for the decryption key.

  • Cyberstalking: using the internet or other electronic means to harass, threaten, or intimidate someone.

  • Online Fraud: using the internet to commit financial crimes such as money laundering or securities fraud.

  • Online Child Exploitation: using the internet to produce, distribute, or access child pornography.

Cybercrime can have serious consequences for individuals, businesses, and governments. It can result in the loss of personal information, financial loss, and disruption of critical services. It is important to be aware of cybercrime and take steps to protect oneself and one's organization from it.