Cybercrimes are criminal offenses committed via the Internet or otherwise aided by various forms of computer technology, such as the use of online social networks to bully others or sending sexually explicit digital photos with a smart phone. But while cybercrime is a relatively new phenomenon, many of the same offenses that can be committed with a computer or smart phone, including theft or child pornography, were committed in person prior to the computer age. This sub-section includes articles on cyber bullying, sexting, and a whole host of other crimes commonly committed online or with the help of computer networking technology.

Nowadays, commercial organizations and individuals take advantage of the use of modern forms of communication and data. However, such technologies still are exposed to cybercrimes which might be exploited by persons who seek to unlawfully acquire your data or access your technology systems.

Cybercrime constitute nothing less than theft, violation of privacy, hacking, harassment, fraud, financial crime.

In general, these type of offences are committed against the confidentiality, the integrity and the availability of computer data and systems.

The cybercrime types:

  • Hacking and Cracking
  • Child Pornography
  • Malware (virus, worms)
  • Software Piracy
  • Denial of Service
  • Site attacks
  • Identity Theft
  • Spam
  • Money Laundering
  • E-commerce frauds

It is very important to be aware of Cybercrime, as it encompasses any criminal act dealing with computers and networks, called hacking and traditional crimes conducted through the Internet. In nowadays, the increased use of internet for everyday communication and commercial activity has led to the increase of Cybercrime threats.

Our team consisting of lawyers can assist and advise you on the best actions in order to protect your personal technology system in case of such unlawful violation of your data.

For more information and guidance please email Michalaki, Pitsillidou & Co – Cyprus Lawyers, at or visit our website at +357 25660092 – Fax +357 25 660097.

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