In today’s electronic world the average person communicates via computer, pays bills on a computer, and counts on a computer for information on everything from travel plans to financial advice. While the electronic age has certainly made life easier in many ways, it has also ushered in a type of criminal – the cyber-criminal. Because the concept of cyber-crime is relatively new, most people know very little about cyber-crimes. For example, are cyber-crimes a federal offense? In order to answer that question it helps to first clarify what is meant by “cyber-crimes.” The definition of “cyber-crime” is extremely broad. Basically,
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