cybercrime

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crime committed using a computer and the internet to steal a person's identity or sell contraband or stalk victims or disrupt operations with malevolent programs

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Four years later, cyberextortion has become one of the top emerging risks for executives.
In the past few years, however, more insurers have begun to offer a range of policies that cover theft of data, loss from denial-of-service or other attacks, online fraud, and cyberextortion.
Cyberextortion at online gambling sites: criminal organization and legal challenges, John McMullan and Anshul Rege.
Other types of cyberextortion target corporate or personal information, from proprietary trade secrets to employees' health data to customers' social security numbers, which hackers then threaten to make public online.
Regardless of whether they have cyberextortion insurance coverage in their network risk policy, risk managers may want to take some measures before Bots do damage.
The types of problems that result include unauthorized use, data manipulation, Web hacking, spoofing, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, viruses, and cyberextortion.
The reason why executives rarely read about cyberextortion is because most cases go unreported in order to keep the victim's name out of the public domain.
As the CD Universe debacle indicates, cyberextortion virtually guarantees enough aggrieved parties to fill a courthouse--the customers whose credit card numbers were stolen, disgruntled shareholders of publicly traded companies and even the credit card companies themselves.