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Cybercrime Spelling Quiz

level: upper-intermediate

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests spelling of vocabulary found in this passage on the topic of cybercrime.

A passage from Wikipedia's page on cybercrime:

Cybercrime, or computer crime, is a crime that involves a computer and a network. The computer may have been used in the 1. a) commission b) comission c) commition of a crime, or it may be the target. Cybercrime may harm someone's security and financial health.

There are many privacy concerns surrounding cybercrime when 2. a) confidencial b) confedential c) confidential information is intercepted or disclosed, lawfully or otherwise. Internationally, both governmental and non-state actors engage in cybercrimes, including 3. a) espoinage b) espyonage c) espionage, financial theft, and other cross-border crimes. Cybercrimes crossing international borders and involving the actions of at least one nation-state are sometimes referred to as 4. a) cyberwarphare b) cyberwarfare c) cybewarfare.

A report (sponsored by McAfee) published in 2014 estimated that the annual damage to the global economy was $445 billion. A 2016 report by Cybersecurity ventures predicted that global damages 5. a) incurred b) encurred c) incerred as a result of cybercrime would cost up to $6 trillion 6. a) annualy b) annually c) anually by 2021 and $10.5 trillion by 2025.

7. a) Approximately b) Approximatley c) Approximitely $1.5 billion was lost in 2012 to online credit and debit card 8. a) frawd b) fraud c) fruad in the US. In 2018, a study by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), in partnership with McAfee, concluded that nearly one percent of global GDP, close to $600 billion, is lost to cybercrime each year. The World Economic Forum 2020 Global Risk report confirmed that organized Cybercrimes bodies are joining forces to 9. a) perpeturate b) perpretrate c) perpetrate criminal activities online while estimating the likelihood of their detection and 10. a) prosecution b) prosecutian c) prossecution to be less than 1 percent in the US.

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Full text: Wikipedia on cybercrime (June 2021)

Contributor: Matt Errey. Matt is the author of several books including 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context and Common English Idioms for learners, and Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes for teachers. He is also creator of WORD UP, the world's #1 EFL board game.