Cybercrime is an issue which impacts the lives of many Australians. Cybercrimes are crimes which are:
Common types of cybercrime include hacking, online scams and fraud, identity theft, attacks on computer systems and illegal or prohibited online content.
The effect of cybercrime can be extremely upsetting for victims, and not necessarily just for financial reasons. Victims may feel that their privacy has been violated, and that they are powerless. Unfortunately, as Australia’s reliance on technology grows, the cost and incidence of cybercrime is expected to increase.
For more information and advice around significant and trending cybercrime events, please visit the Australian Cybercrime Security Centre’s website:
You can learn more about the following types of cybercrime: