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Cybercrime is defined as crimes committed on the internet using the computer as a tool and we innocents are the target. About four years ago, I received an email that I had won a lottery worth 10 million dollars and out of curiosity and excitement I unwrapped it but was disappointed. But then about a couple weeks later though I did not receive the prize money but I received all sorts of bills that had to be paid. My father received bills for many different things such as electronics, clothes, and other items that had been purchased under our account on the Internet. My father was so pissed off because he thought that my brother or I had purchased all those items. So we called the Company and found that our computer had been hacked into. And the so called hacker purchased items through our account number. And we found that he gained entry by a message that I had opened. So we ended up paying only a few thousand rupees. This is called cybercrime but I prefer to call it cyber terrorism that has attacked us from our computer screens and made our lives miserable.

(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)

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