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Illicit photo exchanges can lead to 'sextortion' crimes

Internet crimes can involve all sorts of behaviors, but one of the growing issues is called "sextortion." In these cases, a person claims that they have nude or promiscuous photos or videos of another person. They claim that you have to pay a ransom. If you don't, they threaten to post your information online.

Identity theft is a serious charge: Defend yourself

In Ohio, stealing a person's identity is a serious criminal act. It threatens that individual at that time, but the truth is that identity theft can affect anyone. If you're accused of stealing a person's identity, then you should be aware that you are at risk of serious penalties.

Credit card data: Stealing it on accident is possible

If you feel like the internet has become a dangerous place, you wouldn't be wrong. There are many people attempting to scam others out of their credit card numbers and bank account IDs. There are even people who steal Social Security numbers. In your case, it is a case of a mistake, not an intentional criminal act.

DEFCON to teach children to hack at 2018 conference

There are many actions that are criminal in the eyes of the law, but sometimes, taking these actions is how law enforcement learns to fight back. Hackers are generally looked down on, but they also play a positive role. A July 19 article describes how they'll be planning to teach children how to hack into state election-results websites, which can show the government how vulnerable the states are, especially in a world where technology and people's abilities are increasing.

Internet crimes: Federal crimes worth understanding

Internet crimes include numerous actions. They may include hacking a government computer, using another person's identity online or stealing credit cards for online purchases. Internet crimes could include selling a product and never shipping it, invading someone's privacy by reading their emails and other acts.

What can you do to stay safer online?

-You love to go online and shop, but recently, you've been shut out of your account. The company called and said it blocked your purchases because you triggered an alert. Several days later, you were stopped by the police on your way into your house, accused of stealing someone else's credit-card information.

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