How Technology has Changed Crime


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Which of the following can be classified as a cybercrime?

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1. Let's say you are going on vacation for exactly two weeks and no one will be watching your house. You share that information online with everyone on all of your social media pages. What is this an example of?

2. What is it called when someone acts as an official source to try and gain personal information about someone, such as their banking information?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check to see how much you know about technology and changes in criminality with this convenient quiz and worksheet. For example, you'll need to recall a tool used in the criminal justice system to help track, identify, and solve crimes that occur online and offline.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following:

  • What's classified as a cybercrime
  • Providing details about your life on social media
  • Acting as an official source in an effort to gain personal information
  • Scammers spoofing email addresses and phone numbers
  • A tool used in tracking, identifying, and solving crimes online and offline

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about cybercrime and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about someone acting as an official source to try to gain banking information
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about reasons scammers spoof email addresses and phone numbers

Additional Learning

Keep learning about this topic with the lesson titled How Technology has Changed Crime. Here's a quick look at what's covered:

  • Different kinds of online crime
  • How 'spoofing' works
  • Mistakes people make online
  • How a person's digital footprint is used