Cyber crime

As technology develops, so too does criminality and more and more crime is being carried out online. Crime carried out in "cyber space" is borderless and often comes with a level of anonymity for the offender which would not be seen with many conventional crime types, posing challenges for those who are trying to prevent, detect and prosecute such criminals. We need to do more to understand the threat of cyber crimes such as online fraud, grooming, and cyber bullying, educate the public about these risks, and work with others including private industry to develop the right tools and skill sets to properly investigate and prevent these crimes.

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