A new and terrifying dimension of the electronic age, cyber crime is flourishing with no regard for national boundaries. This constantly evolving global phenomenon leaves law enforcement struggling to catch up. The culture of the Internet has led young people to idolize computer hackers and sometimes commit criminal acts. The motive of virus writers varies and organized crime has even gotten in on the action. The largely unchecked spread of cyber crime has led to the creation of a global force to combat it. There are many losers in this dangerous game, and the stakes could not be higher.