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With advancements in technology increasing every day a new breed of crimes have surfaced Computer crimes which are crimes that are committed by expert use of a computer have escalated since the introduction of modems in the 1960s In todays computer world computer crimes are even more abundant because of the growing use and capability of computers software The growing knowledge and understanding of computers has also contributed to the growing numbers of computer crimes In this paper I will explain the nature and extent of computer crimes and offer a feasible solution I will begin with this paper by defining computer crimes and giving examples of different types of crimes and ways of committing them A computer crime is any crime that is committed by means of the special knowledge or expert use of computer technology Computer crime became a serious problem in the 1960sBritannica 157 There are quiet a few different types of computer crimes and there are very extensive ways of committing them One example is breaking into a computer system without the authorization this is the most popular of all of the computer crimes One way of doing this is by going through a separate phone line or using a modem to break into the system Once the perpetrator is into the system they can do a number of things such as steal vital material or change or alter certain information Often the information that is stolen is top secret and if it is put in the wrong it could be dangerous Another type of crime is when a person takes a virus and spreads it throughout a large system in a short period of time This is usually done by sending it through the E-Mail under a false title and when it is opened it spreads through the system This infects any number of programs and files stored in the computer The infection
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