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computer crime

(legal)
Breaking the criminal law by use of a computer.

See also computer ethics, software law.
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Attempting to track the policy's requirements, the pharmaceutical company further averred (i) that Madoffs Ponzi scheme was facilitated by a series of computer-generated monthly statements depicting numerous false purchases and sales of securities at actual market prices; (ii) that Madoff could not have generated the security- and date-specific pricing data needed to prepare those manipulated statements without using computers; and (iii) because the company audited certain of Madoffs fraudulent, computer-generated statements and found them to match market results, it continued to transfer funds to Madoff, causing loss of money due to computer fraud.
A FEDERAL JURY RECENTLY ISSUED WHAT computer fraud and legal experts are calling the country's first cyberbullying verdict, convicting a Missouri woman of three misdemeanor charges of computer fraud for having misrepresented herself and tricking a teenager--who later committed suicide--into believing a MySpace acquaintance was real.
Consultant and practitioner Brancik presents a practical framework for identifying, measuring, monitoring and controlling the risks of insider computer fraud (ICF), covering such topics as recent research on ICF and information security controls, the strategic planning process, information technology architecture and ICF prevention, protection of web sites, web services security and control considerations for reducing transaction risks, application security, the art of the key fraud indicator selection process, application and system journaling, and the role of neural networks.
In 1984 in response to hacking threats, the United States Congress enacted the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.
The era of traditional bank holdups is being supplemented by increasingly savvy computer fraud, identity theft, ATM abuse, as well as the kidnapping or murder of people for their ATM cards, debit cards, or credit cards.
The first issue of Volume Two includes stories and articles on: employers and privacy; the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the protection of trade secrets; protecting outsourced data; new state privacy laws relating to the use of Social Security numbers; First Amendment protection for celebrity likenesses; business accountability and responsibility; privacy issues and company directors; and, privacy rights of employees in private industry.
He was serving a 180-day sentence for violating his parole relating to previous charges of second-degree criminal mischief, second-degree theft, computer fraud and identity theft.
Finjan, applauds the news that the FBI has launched a series of arrests and investigations against so-called 'botherders'--alleged of committing computer fraud and abuse in violation of Title 18 USC 1030.
Atwood entered a plea of no contest to 88 counts of the misdemeanor falsifying business records, receiving a one-year sentence in the county jail, and 70 counts of computer fraud, for which he received six years in prison.
The incident has redoubled Nnamani's determination to resist computer fraud, but no details are offered about the Canadian scam targets.
New research by Grant Thornton reveals that one in five companies have been defrauded in the past 12 months and half these have been victims of computer fraud.
Does your crime insurance respond to computer fraud, including electronic funds transfer fraud?

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