Cyber Crimes and victims of them (cyber bullying, harassment, cyber stalking, hate messages, Slanderous comments, derogatory comments, identity theft, phishing scams etc)
Karen McAuley (Vancouver, BC):
"Cyber bullying is said to be the worst kind of bullying. This is mainly because of the speed of the technology that is available today. The derogative remarks made to someone or about someone are more readily available for more people to see, therefore, causing even more psychological damage. "
Key findings of the CAPB Cyber Crime in Canada report:
- 49% of respondents have been a victim of cyber crime (cyber crimes include computer viruses, banking and personal information being lost or stolen through the Internet, children being bullied or sexuallyabused through online contact, businesses being hacked and held for ransom, identity theft and interference with critical infrastructure such as power grids, water systems or telephone services).
- 70% of victims of cyber crime have not reported the crime as they were unsure who to report to or did not think any justice would occur.
- 86% of respondents indicate that cyber crime has become a concern.
- 95% of respondents believe they are being targeted for cyber crime (most respondents believe the greatest threats are identity theft, financial fraud and computer viruses).
- 89% of respondents believe that preventing cyber crime should be a priority