Cybercrime is an issue and major fear for many. There have been several cases of cybercrime involving sites that launch millions of attacks, jackpotting and more. Cybercrime could also affect major events such as election results. It is essential that people on the internet can recognize and combat cybercrime if needed. Higher education programs are implementing some of the skills sets that are needed to detect fraud. However, any person who is active on the internet should be knowledgeable about what they can do to prevent cybercrime incidents from occurring.
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Just days after the FBI alerted U.S. businesses to be on the lookout for malicious malware like the kind that took down the internal network of Sony Pictures, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced plans to create a cyber crime unit to advise on electronic surveillance in cyber investigations and work with the private sector to prevent online crime.