Cybercrime is a catch-all term used to describe any criminal activity using computers. Cybercriminals who operate as lone individuals or as members of extensive national and international criminal gangs are responsible for cybercrime. The goals of cybercrime are to defraud people and organizations for the criminal’s financial gain. The theft of sensitive personal data and intellectual property are also drivers of cybercrime.
The main cybercrime techniques are Phishing, Malware, Ransomware (a type of Malware), Malvertising, Scareware, Spyware, Cryptojacking, and more. In many countries, the level of cybercrime is close to half of all the crimes reported. The level of threat and attacks by cybercriminals will only increase in the future. No organization of any size or from any sector is immune from cybercrime. The private sector, Federal and local government, and the health sectors are all targets for cybercriminals, and all sectors need to take steps to defend their IT systems