Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Computer Crimes

Computer Crimes are crimes that have to do with a computer and network and are defined as "offenses that are commiteed against individuals or groups of individuals with a crominal motive to interntionally harm the reputation of the victim or cause physical or mental harm to the victim directly or indirectly using networks like chatrooms, emails, notice boards and groups, and or text (sms/mms) all on the internet.  A computer can be the target or can be used for the crimes.  Netcrimes refers to criminal exploitation of the internet.  A cyber crime might threaten a nations security and financial health and issues that surround this type of crime have become high-profile, those surrounding copyright, child pornography, and child grooming.  There are privacy problemswhen confidential information is lost or intercepted, lawfully or otherwise.  The government and non-state actors engage in cybercrimes that include financial theft, espionage, and other cross-border crimes.  When activity crosses international border and involving the internet of at least one nationstate is sometimes referred to as cyberwarfare.  The international legal system is attempting to hold actors accountable for their actions through the International Criminal Court. 

Cyber crimes should be stopped.  I think that if they make the internet security a little bit better they can find out who does computer crimes and they could stop them.  Like for instance making websites like Facebook and MySpace safer so that so many people are not being stalked and harrassed by others.  So kids dont put out rumors of other kids from there school and make up fake facebook pages talking about others. 


1 comment:

  1. I agree that the government needs to make more laws that punish people that commit computer crimes against others. Also the websites should set up more privacy for their users.