Unformatted text preview: various ways to commit a multitude of crimes. In this problem, the hacker created a botnet by appropriating others’ computers to forward transmissions to the creditor’s system. Here, the crime of altering the figures to show that a debt has been paid is theft (wrongfully taking and carrying away another’s property with the intent of depriving the owner permanently of it). “Carrying away” can be done by any act that removes something of value from its owner’s possession, and the “property” may be any type of tangible or intangible item. In this problem, the hacker accomplished “carrying away” by altering the figures, and the property taken was the creditor’s right to receive payment....
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- Spring '11
- Business Law, English-language films, theft, Personal computer, Possession