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    Author(s): OPRIȘ, Cristian

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    Abstract:

    Cybercrime may be the biggest global threat in our time. This article reviews the current evolution of cybercrime and highlights some types of cybersecurity attacks: phishing, web-based attacks, malware, Denial of Service, Zero Day Manipulations, Cross-Site Scripting and IoT threats. We take a detailed study on ransomware phenomenon and present security measures that can protect companies and individuals regarding the current threats in cybersecurity field.



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    Additional Information

    Article Title: Cybercrime Evolution and Current Threats
    Author(s): OPRIȘ, Cristian
    Date of Publication: 2022-06-28
    Publication: International Journal of Information Security and Cybercrime
    ISSN: 2285-9225 e-ISSN: 2286-0096
    Digital Object Identifier: 10.19107/IJISC.2022.01.05
    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 1, Year 2022
    Section: Cyber-Attacks Evolution and Cybercrime Trends
    Page Range: 41-48 (8 pages)



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