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A computer crime is the use of a network or computer to aid in criminal activities. The criminal activities that may be conducted with the use of a computer are:

You can learn more about your rights in a computer crimes case that is brought against you by contacting a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer. All of your questions will be answered, and you will get a clear understanding of your rights in a computer crimes case.

There are two categories that involve computer crime:

  • The targeting of a computer, network, software, or device to cause harm
  • The use of a computer or network to cause harm

Computer crimes can be very broad in type and scale, and there are many ways to commit a computer crime:

  • The illegal interception of data
  • Illegal or unauthorized access
  • Data Interference causing damage
  • Interference of a computer system
  • Misuse of an electronic computer device

Types of Computer Crimes

There are several types of computer crimes including:

  • Computer Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Harassment
  • Cyber Stalking
  • Cyberterrorism
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Spam or unsolicited emails
  • Eliciting or Selling Sexual Services
  • Website content that is offensive or obscene

Individuals who conduct themselves in a manner that is considered a computer crime do so with the intent to cease the function of a computer, software, or website. Other individuals participate in computer crimes for financial gain through the stealing of someone’s identity or to psychologically harm someone through written harassment.

Understanding the types of computer crimes and what activities are involved with committing a computer crime can be difficult. Please contact the law offices of Jacoby & Meyers to help you understand your rights and the charges against you and to plan your defense. We have offices throughout the U.S.