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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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Understanding the distribution of cybercrimes is essential to allocating a computer crime unit's resources in a cost-efficient manner.
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"We are right behind these criminals and they know it," says De Oliveira, head of the Special Computer Crimes and Electronic Fraud Precinct.
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But businesses aren't reporting breaches, the seventh annual "Computer Crime and Security Survey" found.
Citing the recent case of the 'ILOVEYOU' virus in the Philippines, Vatis said that the joint US-Philippine hunt for the suspected perpetrator had been hampered by the lack of a specific computer crime statute in the country.
The seminar is aimed at highlighting current problems, allowing those present to share their problems, to hear from experts on preventing computer crime and to formulate solutions to their particular problems.
DPMA Proposes Model for Computer Crime Legislators The Data Processing Management Association (DPMA) is developing a model computer crime act as a guide for updating current federal and state legislation.

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