The results of a study revealed that children and adolescents are the most likely age groups to fall victim to rumors and electronic blackmail on social media, while the results indicated that the youth group is the most vulnerable to impersonation.
The study was issued recently by King Saud University, conducted by researcher Abrar Abdul Razzaq Abed, on the relationship between the use of social networking sites and the spread of information crimes, and the results also showed that rumors and their rapid circulation are among the most disturbing things on social media by 55%, followed by social networking sites wasting time without benefit By 20%, and then the lack of privacy in those sites by 17%.
Researcher Abrar says that the multiple names of cybercrime are due to the continuous development that it is going through, the multiplicity and different means of committing it, the discovery of new and new types, in addition to the diversity and difference of its knowledge perspective.
Cybercrime has many different names. Some of the writers called it computer crimes, crimes of misuse of the computer, as well as information crimes, internet crimes, cyber crimes, and others.
Abed explained that many researchers disagreed about defining and defining the form of cybercrime, and that there is a severe confusion between both cyber and information crime and computer and internet crimes. They are all the same, indicating that cybercrime is every transnational criminal act that takes place through the Internet, and harms everyone who uses the computer in the world, and results in material and moral damage to all members of society and its groups, such as: (electronic extortion, impersonation, Stealing information and data).
The study presented a number of recommendations, including: the need to pay attention to studying the psychological and social effects resulting from falling victim to cybercrimes, as well as studying the psychological motives of criminals from committing these crimes, as an attempt to understand and explain the phenomenon through different parties, and then suggest possible solutions to avoid these problems, and publish Raising awareness of the dangers of cybercrime and ways to prevent them among members of society, by developing short and medium-term strategic plans that include planned media campaigns, to be adopted by the responsible authorities in the state with the aim of achieving the greatest protection and safe use of social media users of different age groups.
It is every criminal act that crosses borders
It is done through the Internet
It harms everyone in the world who uses the computer
They result in material and moral damages to all members and groups of society
Such as: (electronic extortion, impersonation, and theft of information and data)