Cybercrime is defined as criminal
activity on the Internet and involves electronic hacking,
like stealing credit card or bank account information,
or attacks that cause electronic commerce sites to lose
Your virtual home - your computer
- is a popular target for intruders. Hackers often go
after home computers because they are typically not
Your computer stores your personal
data, such as credit card numbers, bank account information,
passwords, and other information. But it is not only
personal information that computer thieves are after.
They also want to use your computer's resources, such
as your Internet connection or hard drive space, to
execute attacks on other computers.
Cybercrime has significantly increased
worldwide and knowing how to protect yourself and your
computer is vital.
- To learn more about how to protect
yourself and the possible dangers threatening your
system, go to http://www.adelphia.com/esafety/index.cfm
- To learn about computer viruses,
how they originated, and the possible threats that
they pose to your system, go to http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A50636-2002Jun26.html.
- The U.S. Department of Justice
(DOJ) has an interesting site where you can learn
more about cybercrime at http://www.cybercrime.gov/.
- The U.S. Department of Homeland
Security (DHS) recently provided a National Cyber
Alert System. To subscribe
to the DHS security
alerts and tips, go to http://www.us-cert.gov/referral_pg/.
- To learn more about cyber attacks
during the war on terrorism, go to http://www.ists.dartmouth.edu/ISTS/counterterrorism/cyber_attacks.htm.