What Is a Cybercriminal?

October 30, 2023

A cybercriminal is an individual who engages in illegal digital activities. Cybercriminals use computers and networked devices to steal data, commit fraud, and disrupt systems for financial gain, personal motives, or other malicious purposes. Common activities associated with cybercriminals include hacking (gaining unauthorized access to computer systems), malware distribution, identity theft, digital espionage, and data breaches.

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