Cybercrime : A Fast Growing Area Of Crime Essay

1055 Words Jan 26th, 2016 null Page
“With 1.5 million annual cyber-attacks, online crime is a real threat to anyone on the Internet. That number means there are over 4,000 cyber-attacks every day, 170 attacks every hour, or nearly three attacks every minute.” (CBS Article) (2). Cybercrime is a term for any illegal activity that uses a computer as its primary means of commission. The U.S. Department of Justice expands the definition of cybercrime to include any illegal activity that uses a computer for the storage of evidence. Cybercrime is a fast-growing area of crime. Over more than two decades since the internet became a relevant thing, the state and federal governments have passed many laws to address the problem of criminal activities that take place over the Internet. Crimes including cyberbullying, cyberstalking, theft of wireless services, spamming, unauthorized access. And most of these laws didn 't exist twenty-five years ago. But there is still a lack of security online. We should have more laws backing up the rising demand of how cybercrimes are being taken care of. The government should create more laws to stop cybercrime without violating our rights.
Even though there are laws that take care of cybercrime, there aren’t enough and they aren’t useful in most situations. The purpose of the Fourth Amendment is to uphold the privacy and security of individual persons against subjective invasions by the government and its officials. When the government or even an individual violates another individual’s…

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