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cybercrime

Some form of offense committed with the use of a computer against an individual or organization. Cybercrime is perpetrated to steal sensitive data, to illegally transfer funds as well as to cause harm. See ransomware, cybercrook and cyberextortion.
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The complexity and sophistication of cybercriminals and their attempts at destruction and mayhem have caused cybercrime threats to become more disastrous and more prevalent since the inception of the Council of Europe's Cybercrime Convention. (109) Going forward, the only way to successfully combat cybercrime is through a comprehensive approach with participants from all interested parties including governments, private companies, organizations and private individuals.
An attempt to correct these law enforcement deficiencies was the impetus for the creation of the Cybercrime Convention. It remains the only international treaty attempting to deal with the issue of transcontinental cyber attacks.
Likewise, in support of joint leadership in the international sphere, Canada promises to accede to the Cybercrime Convention; (151) the plan goes on to provide: "Measuring Progress: DOS and Public Safety Canada will report on the effectiveness of sharing cyber security best practices, the number of engagements with third countries, and how these efforts have translated into advancing American Canadian objectives on cyber issues in international forums." (152) Again, good ideas but they will only get you so far.
Cybercrime Convention does not address cyberspace attacks as possible
At present, the Cybercrime Convention is the only existing internationally accepted benchmark, inter alia, for the procedural powers aimed at the collection of electronic evidence.
The Council of Europe Cybercrime Convention 2001 "addresses an important problem: the difficulties law enforcement has in pursing criminals across national borders, something that is common in Internet crime" (Lemos 2001, p.
21, 2005); working on computer security issues for federal agency systems; and working in late 2000 on discussions concerning the Council of Europe Cybercrime Convention, Convention on Cybercrime, opened for signature Nov.
of the Cybercrime Convention. (58) Who is the victim of such offenses?
The Council of Europe's Cybercrime Convention covers most European countries, including Russia and other former Soviet republics.
The Council of Europe's Cybercrime Convention, another European initiative aimed at harmonizing cybercrime laws between European countries, covers similar ground but is still far from being ratified.
effects of harmonisation of legislation in the Cybercrime convention