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Fact Sheet - Cybercrime

Updated: Mar 23

Definitions for cybercrime vary around the world, in Australia cybercrime is defined as crime directed at computers or other information communications technology, and crime where computers or information communications technology are part of/integral to the offence.


This means that as well as perhaps the more obvious crimes of malware and phishing, cybercrime encompasses online fraud, unauthorised modification or destruction of data, romance fraud, tech support or remote access scams, identity theft, child abuse material, and a range of other crimes.

Key points


1. Anyone can fall victim to cybercrime. None of us are immune. Never believe yourselves to be above being scammed, as criminals can exploit that false sense of security. 2. Cybercrime is more than scams and malware - it also encompasses other cyber enabled criminal activities such as child exploitation. 3. Stay aware and share your knowledge of cybercrime, malware, scams, and other cyber enabled criminal activity to support others to also be vigilant. 4. The victims of cybercrime are not at fault, the criminals are. Let's change the narrative & stop victim blaming. 5. Collaborate to harden our communities against cybercrime.

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What to do if you are a victim of cybercrime


• Australia, please report the matter via https://www.cyber.gov.au/report

• UK, please report via report.ncsc.gov.uk

• USA, please report via https://www.ic3.gov/

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Written by A. Turner

© A. Turner 2021 https://www.demystifycyber.com.au/

Provided for general information and education purposes

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