An internet crime is a criminal act that occurs while on the internet, through use of the internet, or by means of the internet. Due to the anonymity that the internet offers, many people have found that it is easy to commit crimes while on the web.
Commonly committed internet crimes include:
Cyber Crime Spotlight: Computer Intrusions
One of the main priorities of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is what is known as computer intrusions. To the layman, this known as the use of bots, worms, viruses, spyware and malware to gain unauthorized access to certain data. The form of criminal activity can be classified as counterterrorism and counterintelligence and is seen as both a national and international threat to security. For this reason, the FBI considers it to be a top priority of their Cyber Division and use "specially trained cyber squads" to investigate and track down those who are allegedly behind these forms of attacks. They also have developed close working relationships with other national agencies to pair up on these forms of intrusions, including the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security. For this reason, should you become criminally charged, you will often find yourself facing federal charges with stiff penalties. It will become imperative that you get a hard-hitting attorney on your side to fight for you.
Get the Involvement of an Aggressive Attorney
Internet crimes are currently on the rise, which has lead to an increase in web investigations by local, state, and federal law enforcement authorities. Many past investigations have led to the exposure and capture of internet crime offenders. Once caught, internet crime offenders face immediate legal action and prosecution from authorities. For this reason, it is important that a person retain the services of a skilled attorney if they have been charged with an internet crime.