Cybercrime is any crime that involves a computer, the internet or related technology. Cybercrimes can be:
- directed at computers or other devices (for example, hacking)
- where computers or other devices are integral to the offence (for example, online fraud, identity theft)
The effect of cybercrime can be extremely upsetting for victims, and not necessarily just for financial reasons. Victims may feel that their privacy has been violated, and that they are powerless.
You can find further information about cybercrime on the Derbyshire police website and Safer Derbyshire website.