Lecture26 - Science CSCI 328 Fall 2011 Session 26 Online...

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1 Ethical Issues in Computer  Science   CSCI 328, Fall 2011 Session 26 Online Crime, Hacking and Hacktivism
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2 Types of Online crime 1. New versions of old crimes (committing old crimes using computers). Examples: 2. Crimes that could not exist without computers. Examples:
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3 Morality of Computer Crimes 1. Are crimes committed by computer morally equivalent to the same type of crime committed without computers? Example: Bank robbery What differences might make the two versions morally different?
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4 Morality of New Types of Crime How do we evaluate new crimes in terms of their morality? 1. Conceptual muddle 2. Analogical reasoning may help. Example: Phishing Analogy: What analogy can help establish the appropriate sanction? Does instrumentation make a difference? Another example: Botnets Analogy:
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5 Features of Internet Crime The same features apply to internet crime as to internet societies in general: 1. Global, many-to-many scope May make enforcement challenging.
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