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Computer-related crime is

[a]ny illegal act for which knowledge of computer technology is involved for its investigation, perpetration or prosecution.[1]
the use of a computer to perpetrate acts of deceit, concealment and guile that have as their objective the obtaining of property, money, services, and political and business advantages . . . [as well as] threats or force directed against the computer itself . . . usually sabotage or ransom cases, [all of which acts] have one commonality — the computer is either the tool or the target of the felon.[2]

References Edit

  1. Computer Crime: Criminal Justice Resource Manual, Glossary of Technical Terms, at xiv.
  2. Id. at 4.

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