40 Free Cyberstealth & Online Deception Images
Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D.
Provided below are 40 free Cyberstealth and Online Deception themed images created by this writer Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D. They are JPEG files and 1080×1080, 1080×1350 or 1080×608 pixels. These images are optimized for Instagram but can be edited to varied sizes. Dr. Nuccitelli’s images are available for direct download, free and public domain. Edit them as you wish, and no attribution is required.
Cyberstealth is a concept used to define a method and/or strategy by which iPredators use Information and Communications Technology (ICT), if they so choose, to establish and sustain complete anonymity while they troll and stalk a target. Cyberstealth is a methodology entrenched in Information Age deception or also called online deception. Given the Internet inherently affords everyone anonymity, Cyberstealth used by iPredators range from negligible to extraordinarily complex and multi-faceted.
The rationale for using “stealth” in the suffix of this term, serves to remind ICT users the primary intent fueling iPredators. This intent is to hide their identity by designing false online profiles, identities, covert tactics and methods to ensure their identities remain concealed. Cyberstealth is engaged in to reduce an iPredator’s probability of identified, apprehended and punished.
The primary difference between online deception and Cyberstealth are the activities iPredators and ICT users engage in. In this writer’s construct, Cyberstealth is reserved for iPredators who actively plan a strategy that have criminal, deviant and harmful implications to their targets. Online deception includes all forms of Cyberstealth, but also includes deceptive practices that do not have elements of crime, depravity or harm against others.
Online Deception (aka, Digital Deception, Internet Deception, Cyber Deception) is the use of Information and Communications Technology to deceive other online users usually rooted in malevolent, nefarious or covert online activities. Although primarily used for anti-social purposes, online deception tactics are occasionally designed for benevolent purposes, such as, when law enforcement design felonious profiles of children used to locate, identify and arrest online sexual predators.
The art & science of online deception is used by all iPredator typologies including cyberbullies, cyberstalkers, cyber criminals, cyber terrorist, cyber harassers, internet trolls and online sexual predators.
All Terms of Nonsense: cyberstealth, catfishing, online deception, fake news, yellow journalism, disinformation, veil of anonymity, online camouflage, impersonation, character assassination, impersonation
Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.
Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D. is a NYS licensed psychologist, Cyberpsychology researcher and online safety educator. He completed his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Adler University in 1994. In 2010, Dr. Nuccitelli published his dark side of cyberspace concept called “iPredator.” In November 2011, he established iPredator Inc., offering educational, investigative, and advisory services involving online assailants, cyber-attack targets, dark psychology and internet safety. Dr. Nuccitelli has worked in the mental health field over the last thirty-plus years and he has volunteered his time helping cyber-attacked victims since 2010. His goal is to reduce victimization, theft, and disparagement from iPredators.
In addition to aiding citizens & disseminating educational content, Dr. Nuccitelli’s mission is to start a sustained national educational and awareness internet safety campaign with the help of private, state, and federal agencies. He is always available, at no cost, to interact with online users, professionals, and the media. To invite Dr. Nuccitelli to conduct training, media engagements, educational services, or consultation, please call him at or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.