computer crime

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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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Thailand's new Computer-Related Crime Act restricts free speech, permits surveillance and censorship and retaliation against activists.
He admitted computer-related crime and concealing criminal property after his arrest last year following a probe by the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit.
According to the resolution, Internet and computer-related crime threatens the privacy and security interests of Canadian citizens, and law enforcement authorities have been unable to complete investigations of serious criminal activity as a result of their inability to execute judicially authorized services of electronic devices.
The MoU is aimed at working together to address the increasingly complex problems associated with computer security and computer-related crime.
Thirty-six chapters are divided into general introduction and seven parts: regulatory framework of the ICT sector; protection of intellectual property in the ICT sector; ICT contracts; electronic transactions; non-contractual liability; privacy protection; computer-related crime.
The indictment contained seven counts of computer-related crime, each of which carried a potential ten-year jail sentence.
Hacking" is used as a catch-all term to describe almost any computer-related crime or "bad" action, no matter the skills or techniques involved.
Experts have extensively debated the problem of accurately defining the computer crime or the computer-related crime.
discusses issues in computer-related crime, electronic commerce, corporate networking, and internet security.
Research shows e-crime is becoming increasingly prevalent, with a survey on behalf of the Welsh Assembly Government's e-Crime Wales Unit finding that nearly a quarter of businesses had been a victim of computer-related crime in the last year.
A survey carried out on behalf of Welsh Assembly Government's e-Crime Wales Unit found that nearly a quarter of businesses had been a victim of computer-related crime over the last year.
The Council of Europe, in its report on computer-related crime advocates the establishment of an offence consisting of: 'The input, alteration, erasure or suppression of computer data or computer programmes [sic], or other interference with the course of data processing, that influences the result of data processing thereby causing economic loss or possessor loss of property of another person, or with the intent of procuring an unlawful economic gain for himself or for another person' (Chawki, 2005, p.

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