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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The indictment contained seven counts of computer-related crime, each of which carried a potential ten-year jail sentence.
The CFAA prohibits seven specific acts of 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.
In the mid 1980 two important statutes were passed by UC Congress to combat computer-related crime in which federal interests are involved (Van der Merwe, 2008, p.
The e-crime section of the investigation support bureau of OPP is responsible for handling all aspects of computer-related crime within the Canadian province of Ontario.
Yet with business losses from computer-related crime on the rise, the future health of the global economy will increasingly depend on the ability of corporations, banks and government agencies to conduct business electronically in a safe environment.
Highlights include the following: at least two-thirds of the state court prosecutors had litigated a computer-related crime, such as credit card fraud, identity theft, or transmission of child pornography; approximately one-quarter of the offices participated in a state or local task force for homeland security, and one-third reported that an office member attended training on homeland security; and most prosecutors relied on state-operated forensic laboratories to perform DNA analysis, with about a third also using privately operated DNA labs.
Protiviti said there had been a 66% increase in the number of computer-related crime cases it had dealt with in the first three months of the year compared with the same period in 2005.
The company revealed there had been a 66 per cent increase in the number of computer-related crime cases it had dealt with in the first three months of the year compared with the same period in 2005.
McKinnon faces 20 charges in the US of computer-related crime.

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