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computer crime

noun
1.
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
1970-1975
1970-75
Related forms
computer criminal, noun
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  • But law-enforcement agencies worldwide are gearing up to fight computer crime used for more malevolent purposes.
computer crime in Technology

legal
Breaking the criminal law by use of a computer.
See also computer ethics, software law.
(1997-07-09)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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