Cybercrime Landscape and Changes During the Pandemic in Division 4 (West North Central)
Trang Thi Thu Horn1, Mahmoud Yousef2
1Trang Thi Thu Horn, Department of Computer Science and Cybersecurity, College of Health Science and Technology, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, USA.
2Dr. Mahmoud Yousef, Department of Computer Science and Cybersecurity, College of Health Science and Technology, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, USA.
Manuscript received on 20 February 2023 | Revised Manuscript received on 24 February 2023 | Manuscript Accepted on 15 March 2023 | Manuscript published on 30 March 2023 | PP: 59-64 | Volume-11 Issue-6, March 2023 | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijrte.F74910311623 | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.F7491.0311623
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Abstract: Since its existence in December 2019, COVID-19 has significantly impacted different sectors of the economy in both the physical and digital worlds. In cyberspace, the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the cybercrime landscape. In this study, we focus on data collected by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the West North Central (Division 4) region. Data was collected for each state for different types of crimes and was divided into various age groups. Non-payment and non-delivery have the highest number of victims compared to other types of crimes. Moreover, over the past five years, the over-60 age group had the highest number of victims in Kansas, Missouri, South Dakota, and Minnesota. However, the number of elderly cybercrime victims ranked second compared to other age groups in Iowa and Nebraska and third in North Dakota.
Keywords: Cybercrimes, Elderly Fraud, COVID-19 Impact.
Scope of the Article: Security, Privacy and Trust in IoT & IoE