One of the ideas that have been addressed in the article by Baker (2018) for the New York Times
is the fact that Cybercrime is invisible, and most of the cases go unreported. The fact that the
crime cannot be easily detected makes the perpetrators walk scot-free. The cyber crimes that
have been addressed in the article include anonymous extortions by some anonymous people that
threaten to expose various individuals if they do not have their way in a given issue. The article
also addresses the fact that the investigators do not have meaningful statistics that will enable
them to understand the swindling that takes place in the online environment. The author notes the
fact that the instruments that are used in fighting crime and measuring the crime trends in the
United States of America are outdated to the point that they are not able to help in the fight
against Cybercrime. Baker (2018) also notes that some of the crimes are increasing, whereas
others are decreasing. According to the author, cybercrimes do not have biological boundaries,
and the perpetrators may be in the other geographical areas in the world, which are out of the
jurisdiction of the United States of America. Baker (2018) notes the fact that the internet has
played an important role in the rise of invisible criminal activities. The other crimes that have
been addressed in the article by Baker (2018) include ransomware attack, human trafficking for
sex, sexual exploitation, credit card fraud, child exploitation, revenge porn, fentanyl purchases
over the web as well as the credit card schemes that are used by the cybercriminals to collect
money from the unsuspecting clients.
CASE STUDY ANALYSIS 3
Cybercrime refers to the criminal activities that are carried out throughout the internet.
Ransomware refers to the case where the cybercriminals use the intimidation tactics as a way of
collecting ransom from the innocent internet users that are afraid of being exposed or being
harmed. “Apple Picking” refers to the infamous scheme that involves the theft of iPhones and
selling them to unsuspecting buyers, which has led to an increase in iPhone theft in the United
States of America. Detectives are the individuals that are in charge of carrying out the necessary
investigation that helps in the arrest and the charging of the criminals.
Cybercrime is invisible, which makes it very hard to deal with it in society. A team of analysts is
required to deal with the security challenges in the society in the best way possible. The fact that
the investigators do not have the necessary statistics of crimes in society makes it hard to deal
with cybercriminals as well as the other cases of crimes in society.
The empirical data on Cybercrime is not present because of the fact a good number of the cases
are not reported to the authorities. It is important to encourage reporting the cases of cybercrimes
in society, making it easier to manage them in the best way possible.
Baker (2018) addresses several ways of dealing with Cybercrime in society. McQuade III (2008)
gives a chronology of selected Cybercrime-related events. The source can help in understanding
what Cybercrime is and how it can be dealt with in the best way possible. Shinder & Cross
(2008) gives important information on the scenes of Cybercrime. The authors can use the
information to fight the cases of Cybercrime in society.
CASE STUDY ANALYSIS 4
Baker, A. (2018, February 5). An ‘Iceberg’ of unseen crimes: Many cyber offenses go
unreported. The New York Times – Breaking News, World News &
McQuade III, S. C. (Ed.). (2008). Encyclopedia of Cybercrime. ABC-CLIO.
Shinder, D. L., & Cross, M. (2008). Scene of the Cybercrime. Elsevier.