Computer fraud is defined as any act using computers, the Internet, Internet devices, and Internet services to defraud people, companies, or government agencies of money, revenue, or Internet access. There are many methods used to perform these illegal activities. Phishing, social engineering, viruses, and DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks are fairly well known tactics used to disrupt service or gain access to another’s funds, but this list is not inclusive.
Some examples of computer fraud are:
• Theft of data
• Inappropriate use of data
• Destruction from viruses and similar attacks
• Damage to computer resources