There is therefore no doubt that this form of deviance is on the rise and it causes a lot of inconvenience as well as damage to the society’s well being. it is therefore important that we understand how cybercriminals affect society.
The term cybercrime is a broad one and is used in reference to crime computer on a computer, some hardware or the internet. Cybercrime has been identified as the fastest growing form of criminal behavior on earth. It covers so many illegal activities which included but not limited to cyber bullying, financial fraud, traditional hacking, distribution of pornography, spread of computer viruses, creation of websites for spread of hate and trading in economic secretes. Academic institutions have also seen a rise in criminal behavior related to technology; students are forging admission papers, hacking institutional systems to access classified information such as examinations, falsifying fees receipts and even certificates. The trend is worrisome and shows the how technology despite its many benefits to society is aiding the deterioration of moral standards in the same society.
The kind and rise of criminal behavior aided by the internet and technology is alarming and calls for measures to curb its continuing proliferation. Illegal activities taking place on the internet have escalated and significantly altered the structure of society. Criminals are going to the internet with the aim of hacking into government systems, company systems or even stalking on others to obtain important information for financial benefits. Sociologically such behavior can be explained by the very nature of our society in which inequality is rife and as such some of the criminals do this to earn a living. In some cases the behavior is perpetrated by employees who are disgruntled with their employers and would like to revenge. There is also the aspect of terrorism where terror groups target government systems in order to gain