​Cyber Crime: Multiple Choice Vocabulary Test

There are a lot of (0)          B         different names for it: Internet crime, cyber crime, e-crime and hi-tech crime, but it all (1)________ to the something - crimes committed online. Internet crime is a serious problem which has severe consequences in (2)________ human and economic terms and worryingly it is on the (3)________

Tragically, in recent years, the number of people charged with Internet child indecency offences has reached record (4)________. Not only that, according to the Association for Payment Clearing Services, in 2004, card fraud over the Internet cost the UK £117m.Furthermore, the (5)________ on UK business during the same period included virus attacks costing £27.8 million, as well as financial fraud costing £121million. So, you may (6)________ ask, what is being done about it? Well, the good news is that every police force in the UK now has its own computer crime unit. Crime-specific initiatives have also been introduced to (7)________ particular crimes. For example, there is now a Center for Child Protection on the Internet which not only (8)________ investigations but also provides support for victims and information for parents. What is more, it also acts as a (9)________ of reporting any incidents where children have been targeted online. In terms of Internet fraud viruses and hacking, there have been (10)________ efforts to educate consumers and businesses on how to protect themselves. Finally, it is now illegal for firms in the UK to send unsolicited messages, also (11)________ as junk email or spam, to personal email accounts or to hide the identity of the sender. Hopefully, these positive actions as well as a(n) (12)________ awareness of the dangers will help to successfully defeat cyber crime.

A B C D
0 various different assorted unusual
1 adds totals amounts sums
2 two either neither both
3 increase advance upturn top
4 levels amounts degrees stages
5 contact impression impact influence
6 well good better best
7 battle attack hit combat
8 works does conducts carries
9 mode means method manner
10 acute intensive extreme severe
11 famous name called known
12 risen increased raised elevated


1.C; 2.D; 3.A; 4.A; 5.C; 6.A; 7.D; 8.C; 9.B; 10.B; 11.D; 12.B

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