The global network of the Internet is both a fantastically powerful tool and potentially dangerous weapon. The reach of today’s internet is growing daily at an exponential rate, opening the door ever wider for hackers and spammers to take advantage of this amazing resource.
It can be disconcerting to realize that simply signing into your computer could lead to identity theft or financial fraud. While it isn't necessary to become paranoid, it is important to be knowlegeable and understand how cyber attacks occur, so you can surf without fear.
Methods of abuse range from email fraud, usually in the form of a link seemingly from trusted websites or by hacking. Cyber crimes range from financial fraud to cyber stalking, whereby the perpetrator captors information for financial or emtional reasons.