Moral and social issues
New technology brings with it new crimes and as a result some governments are setting up special units to deal with Internet crime.
A major concern is Internet fraud. For example, phishing [phishing: an attempt to gain personal information about someone by way of deception, eg sending an email pretending to from their bank asking them for their bank account no. ] scams, identity theft [identity theft: when the identity of an individual is assumed by someone else in order to profit, financially or otherwise ] and denial of service attacks are common techniques used by criminals today.
Other concerns surround:
There are a number of ways the public are made to feel safer when using the Internet:
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