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Understanding computer fraud charges

Computer fraud is a widely used term that constitutes of a broad category of offenses. These offenses require a computer or an internet connection otherwise they are quite similar to non-computer crimes such as fraud or theft.

Computer crime laws primarily prohibit A few examples of computer crimes include accessing another computer without authorization, misusing someone else's data without permission, introducing a virus into a computer or using a computer to defraud the victim. It can also constitute of hacking information from the victim or using encryption to associate it with a crime.

An important aspect of computer crime that you must be careful about is cyber bullying which refers to aggressive harassment using electronic technology. It includes sending unwanted abusive messages to the victim. The messages can be content based, photographs or the usage of fake profiles to harm victims in some way.

There are multiple ways of cyber bullying using gadgets like smart phones, computers and tablets through social media websites, text messages, emails and other means of harassing the victim. Computer based crimes are the evolved form of crime and they are likely to increase in the future. The internet and social media sites have exposed a whole new system for committing crimes for whom it has become easier to practice their trade.

If you have been accused of this crime, you may want to consult an experienced criminal defense attorney to resolve the issue and suggest the best course of action to deal with this problem.


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