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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What is particularly revealing is that the average computer criminal is the first-time offender: he/she is relatively honest in other dealings and associations and is often motivated to take this devious route in order to beat the system.
The computer criminal was traced through painstaking work af ter the girl went missing from home.
The computer criminal bypassed the phone company's security measures, gaining access to more than 3,000 accounts.
Groups, such as the United Nations, the 08, the Council of Europe, the OECD, and Interpol, each have delineated confidentiality, integrity, and availability offenses as forming the minimum basis of proscribed computer criminal behavior.
At times he seemed in awe of the activities of the computer criminal and at other times he seemed skeptical of the ability of law enforcement to handle these types of investigations.
In 1989, he helped to capture and convict the elusive computer criminal Kevin Mitnik.
This non-destructive test provides executives with the information a hacker, competitor, industrial espionage agent, information broker, or other computer criminal would see during the first two phases of a network attack, namely Network Reconnaissance and Target Host Identification.
He's fresh out of jail, five years after a controversial and highly publicized criminal-fraud conviction that marked him as the country's most dangerous computer criminal.
The 15-year-old computer criminal has pled guilty to a slew of felony charges.
and USAA, are rushing to develop updates to fix security flaws in wireless banking applications that could allow a computer criminal syndicates to obtain sensitive data like usernames, passwords and financial information.
The computer criminal was traced af ter the girl went missing from her home in Clackmannanshire.