The Crux of Computer Crime Laws

Computer crime laws (sometimes referred to as cyberlaw) around the world deal with some of the core issues: unauthorized modification or destruction, discloser of sensitive information, unauthorized access, and the use of malware (malicious software).

Although we usually only think of the victims and their systems that were attacked during a crime, laws have been created to combat three categories of crimes. A computer-assisted crime is where a computer was used as a tool to help carry out a crime. A computer-targeted crime concerns incidents where a computer was the victim of an attack crafted to harm it (and its owners) specifically. The last type of crime is where a computer is not necessarily the attacker or ...

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