Cybercrimes- Computer Crimes

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Cybercrimes- Computer Crimes

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Ethics in Informatics (EI):4

The Security Informatics (SI):4

Characterization of ethics and security in the use of Information Technology and Communication (ICT):4

The attributes of computer crimes:6

Social Attributes:7

Economic Attributes:8

Political Attributes:10

Global Attributes:10

The positive and negative impacts of computer crimes:11

Legislation, law and computer crimes:13



Cybercrimes- Computer Crimes


We no longer live in the era of technological revolution, but in the age of technological ecstasy. Many authors consider how everything has been changed in centuries and yet we are not aware of any changes. We show that the revolution has already taken place for years and that new technologies are not a radical change. The computers are only an extension of electronic communication and the Internet does not propose to do anything new but do it faster. For the humanity it's no secret that the computer field has had the positive developments, and its development throughout history raises a change that is increasing and undoubtedly offering varied contributions to society and an impact on developing world. The computer is considered as the core technology of today. Computers and all that surrounds them have managed to become the new paradigm, as well as being the center and base of all major operations of the companies (Moor, 2005). Throughout this century the innovative technology has not appeared to be critical and it has been largely accepted that computer, revolutionizing thoughts, ways of acting and working patterns within society and people, as well as enabling the so-called welfare state is therefore not difficult to characterize ethics and security in the use of information technologies and communication. The ease of handling large amounts of information, being able to communicate by fax or electronic mail (e-mail), interactive television, computer support to primary and secondary education, the implementation of increasingly intelligent systems , etc., in which the computer has lead role, will set new styles and ways of life and new problems as well. Also, the dependence on technology is also increasingly vulnerable to failures that occur in this system, either by computer malfunction or misuse by managers who must manage them ethically and honestly. Computer failures have created a new set of social problems, and so terms such as computer crime, software theft, hackers and viruses, etc., are increasingly common realities and begin to pose a major problem. Each of these problems creates ethical dilemmas for professionals and computer users (Akcay, 2008). The computer professionals are currently facing these problems of ethics and safety of information systems, and for which it is not easy to find a single answer. This paper discusses computer crimes in a holistic context. In addition to this, the paper explains how technology affects ethics, particularly the Information Communication Technology. Moreover, the paper describes the social, economic, political, and global attributes of computer crimes, along with explaining the positive and negative impacts of computer crimes.


The development of the field of ethics applied to computing and professional ethics codes can help solve these problems, allowing to perform a proper and humane use of ...
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