Chapter 5



This chapter introduces the reader to various types of crime that’s committed online, and might pose a threat to them. It discusses what cybercrime is, how criminals choose targets, identity theft, common scams, social engineering, and hacking. In addition to teaching the reader how to identify common threats, we also discuss tools that may be used to protect them.


Cyber safety; cybercrime; identity theft; scams; social engineering; hacking

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