Cyber stalking

Definition

Cyber stalking is a crime offence where an individual uses an Internet of any means to harass or threaten a victim, a group of victims or an organisation. This kind of crime is known to be carried out through online communication, such as email or instant messaging or messages posted to a social network website or a forum discussion group site.

Types

Cyber stalker will use any forms in order to endanger a victim. They may monitor a victim's whereabouts online, identifying theft opportunities, causing damage to data, grooming young victims for sex, engaging in unappropriated conversations with victims or gathering any information that can be used to harass victims. It will come when a cyber stalker rely on the anonymity offered by the Internet in order to allow them to carry out an attack on victims without being detected.

References

Cyberstalking. [Online]. available from http://www.techopedia.com/definition/14326/cyberstalking

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