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Types of computer crimes

There is a fairly long list of ways in which people attempt to commit a variety of crimes using modern technology. Some are simply mildly irritating while others range from financially disastrous to life-threatening.

Here is an alphabetic list of terms you need to study:

  1. Bots
  2. Catfishing
  3. Click-jacking
  4. Computer viruses
    1. Ransomware
    2. Trojan
    3. Worm
  5. Pharming
  6. Phishing
  7. Spoofing
  8. Spyware
    1. Keylogger

Common assessment questions include asking you to describe the difference between two types of techniques.