With thousands of new internet users logging on to the internet each day, the potential for computer / internet crimes are also ion the rise. Accordingly, the government has become extremely aggressive and allocated more and more resources to prosecute individuals and businesses for computer and internet crimes.
Innocent individuals and businesses are often caught in the the crosshairs of the government while in the pursuit of computer and internet fraud offenders.
Common computer / internet fraud crimes include:
Many Internet crimes are prosecuted under the Counterfeit Access Device and Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1984 (CFAA). The Act is intended to reduce hacking of computer systems as well as computer fraud and other computer crimes. The Act applies broadly to conduct committed through use of the Internet. Activities prohibited under the Act include intentionally accessing protected information from U.S. agencies or departments, intentionally damaging others’ computers, trafficking in passwords and other similar information.
Computer and Internet fraud crimes are very detailed and require a detailed and aggressive defense strategy.
CRAIG A. SONNER