Vol. 4, Issue 5 (2019)
Cyber and computer related crimes in contemporary times: examining the causes, consequences and the preventive measures
Author(s): Oriji Abraham, Young Denson Torunarigha
Abstract: Technological advances have formed the basis for global economic growth, transforming of societies, especially our economies, and a substantial increase in standard of living, as can be observed in education, industries, government establishments, workplaces, and even at leisure (Ivanova, 2006). As the scholar further put it, “In many respects, the threat of cyber-attacks is escalating due to the increased availability of automated tools for malicious actions, the complexity of the technical environment, and the increased dependence of our society on interconnected systems. Therefore, protection of the information and communications infrastructures is vitally important.” (p. 5). As a result, this paper aims to explain what Cybercrime is, and enumerate reasons for cybercrimes. It goes further to enumerate the consequences this criminal and/or illegal activities caused the society at large. Consequently, suggestions were also proffered on how to overcome the menace of this computer and cybercrimes in modern times.