Computer Crime Categories

Criminal law identifies a crime as being a wrong against society. Even if an individual is victimized, under the law, society is the

· Unauthorized access.
· Exceeding authorized access.
· Intellectual property theft or misuse of information.
· Pornography.
· Theft of services.
· Forgery.
· Property theft (e.g., computer hardware and chips).
· Invasion of privacy.
· Denial of services.
· Computer fraud.
· Viruses.
· Sabotage (i.e., data alteration or malicious destruction).
· Extortion.
· Embezzlement.
· Espionage.
· Terrorism.


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