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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47) for the year 2009, and the draft law regarding computer crimes which is prepared in light of the motion-by-law submitted by the House of Representatives.
The director Computer Crimes Unit of the Directorate General for Fight with Organized Crime at the Bulgarian Ministry of Interior has stated that at present there is no operation underway against the torrent sites.
This rise in products is in line with the exponential increase in computer crimes globally.
The company represents banks, legal firms, police forces and the military, specialising in recovering data to be used as evidence in computer crimes including fraud and child pornography.
Birmingham-based IT service and support firm Icomm Technologies is helping local businesses control internal computer crimes by offering free system health checks this month.
The volume opens with an overview of the problem generally, followed by chapters devoted to specific computer crimes (cyberstalking, identity theft, etc.
Sophos believes that these results reflect business & increasing intolerance towards those who commit computer crimes.
An updated book/cd package provides an overview of computer forensics, from information security issues to how computer crimes are investigated.
In a joint response to the commission's request for comments, several legal defense and civil rights groups assert that those "convicted of computer crimes are already punished more harshly compared to similar crimes.
The force's existing computer crimes squad consists of officers on secondment, but now chiefs believe a full-time squad should be set up.
The House recently passed legislation to increase penalties for computer crimes and make it easier for Internet service providers (ISPs) to disclose dangerous material to government agencies.
Law enforcement organizations cannot determine exactly how many computer crimes occur each year.