Date Added: Jul 2009
Most of the hoaxes people encounter these days come to them via the Internet. The number of opportunistic and targeted Internet-based crimes and misdemeanors carried out every day results in stolen data and damaged systems, and costs companies many hundreds of thousands of pounds. Other threats are more personal, attacking individuals and stealing their money and in extreme cases, much worse. However, the vast majority of users' day-today experiences are positive, and being aware and prepared can help prevent them from falling victim to cyber-crime.