A cybercrime is an illegal act committed through the malicious use of a computer or network. The perpetrator of a cybercrime is usually motivated by the opportunity to profit financially. Anyone who unlawfully gains access to someone else’s computer or network to line his pockets with cash is a cybercriminal. 

The most common example of cybercrime is phishing. Others would include cryptojacking, ATM skimming, and other malicious schemes whose primary motive is to defraud a target.

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