What is Cybercrime?

First, it is useful to clarify, before proceeding below, some basic elements of the concept of cybercrime.

The Internet, the ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) that support it, and the networks connected in this way are occasionally referred to as "cyberspace" [1] (cyber-space).

The Oxford Dictionary defines a circular place as "the fictional environment in which computer network communication occurs".

In other words, the cybercrime is a sector characterized by the use of electronic and electromagnetic phases of storage, modification and exchange of data through networked systems and related physical infrastructures.

In fact, cybercrime can be seen as the interconnection of humans through computers and telecommunications, regardless of physical geography.

The word "Cyber" is a prefix used to describe a person, thing, or idea as part of the computer age and information.

It came from the Greek word "κυβερνήτης" [2], it was first used in government by the mathematician and philosopher Norbert Wiener [3].

The word crime is derived from the Latin root cernō, meaning "I decide, I give judgment". Originally the Latin word crīmen meant "charge" or "cry of distress."[4] The Ancient Greek word "κρίμα", "krima", from which the Latin cognate derives, typically referred to an intellectual mistake or an offense against the community, rather than a private or moral wrong.[5]

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) uses the term to describe "systems and services directly or indirectly connected to the Internet, telecommunications and computer networks".

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) uses a slightly different term, defining cyberspace as 'a complex environment resulting from the interaction of people, software and services on the internet through devices and technologies associated with it'.

Cyberspace is more than just the internet, including not only hardware, software and information systems, but also people and social interaction within those networks.

Ultimately, only governments define what they mean by cyberspace in their national security strategies in the Cycladic region.

[1] http://searchmicroservices.techtarget.com/definition/cyberspace

[2] http://searchmicroservices.techtarget.com/definition/cyber

[3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norbert_Wiener

[4] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime

[5] http://www.mecs-press.org/ijisa/ijisa-v5-n5/v5n5-9.html