computer crime

noun
unauthorized use of a computer for personal gain, as in the illegal transfer of funds or to alter the data or property of others.

Origin:
1970–75

computer criminal, noun
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Example sentences
The authorities intended to send a sharp message to would-be digital desperadoes that computer crime does not pay.
They also illustrated how the current mindset about computer crime is all wrong.
But law-enforcement agencies worldwide are gearing up to fight computer crime used for more malevolent purposes.
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