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computer crime

unauthorized use of a computer for personal gain, as in the illegal transfer of funds or to alter the data or property of others.
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computer criminal, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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.
computer crime in Technology

Breaking the criminal law by use of a computer.
See also computer ethics, software law.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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