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Chapter 7 Notes - 1 - Ch. 7 Computer Crime and the Internet...

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Ch. 7 Computer Crime and the Internet Computer crime – any wrongful act that is directed against computers and computer parts or that involves the wrongful use or abuse of computers or software o The computer is the object of the crime (stolen computer) o The computer is the subject of the crime (hacked into computer) o The computer is the instrument of the crime (using computer to con) Cyber crime – a crime that occurs online, as opposed to the physical world Difficulties in applying traditional laws to crimes committed in cyberspace o It is very difficult to tell how much cyber crime takes place Internet Crime Complain Center partners with FBI and National White Collar Crime Center Cyber fraud – any misrepresentation knowingly made over the Internet with the intention of deceiving another and on which a reasonable person would and does rely to his or her detriment o Online auction fraud o Online retail fraud Cyber theft o Trojan Horse – a computer program that appears to perform a legitimate function
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2012 for the course LAW LAW taught by Professor Ricks during the Spring '09 term at Rutgers.

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Chapter 7 Notes - 1 - Ch. 7 Computer Crime and the Internet...

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