The purpose of this term is to sell more security products by scaring the public.
It should be noted that "cyber" means virtual, so by its own definition it's not a crime.
It should also be noted that driving 5 mph over the speed limit has the potential to cause more harm than sending 20 billion porn spam emails.
prisoner a: What are you in for?
prinoner b: Murder & Dismemberment, 15 years. What about you?
prisoner a: Cybercrime, 60 years and a $5bn fine.
prisoner b: WTF is cybercrime?
prisoner a: I made peoples' PCs show advertisements without their consent.
prisoner b: Like TV?
prisoner a: Yes.
symantec exec a: spyware, adware, worm, trojan, spam...it all sounds too friendly!...it needs sexing up to increase our sales
symantec exec b: how about CYBERCRIME & CYBERCRIMINALS?
Defend your PC against CRIMINALS!
Only Norton can protect your PC from the same crooks responsible for armed robery and drug dealing.