Authors: Ayepeku .O. Felix, Omosola .J. Olabode, James .K. Ayeni
Affiliation: Thomas Adewumi University Oko-Irese, Kwara State Polytechnic


Keywords: Criminalization, internet, cybercrime, comprehensive, study
ABSTRACT. The internet's rapid growth has revolutionized connectivity and convenience, but it has also led to a rise in cybercrime. This study explores the complexities, implications, and challenges of cybercrime, analyzing its evolution, forms, and socio-economic impact. It examines the legal framework surrounding cybercrime, including international agreements, national legislation, and emerging jurisprudence. The study also highlights the need for international cooperation and cyber forensics advancements. It also examines the ongoing cybercrime arms race between cybersecurity professionals and cybercriminals, emphasizing the importance of proactive defense strategies, threat intelligence, and incident response protocols. The study underscores the urgency of addressing the criminalization of the internet and cybercrime, emphasizing the role of public awareness, collaboration, and innovative technological solutions in mitigating threats and ensuring a secure digital future.


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