Computer fraud

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Computer fraud is the use of computers, the Internet, Internet devices, and Internet services to defraud people or organizations of resources.[1] In the United States, computer fraud is specifically proscribed by the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), which criminalizes computer-related acts under federal jurisdiction and directly combats the insufficiencies of existing laws. [2] Types of computer fraud include:

Phishing, social engineering, viruses, and DDoS attacks are fairly well-known tactics used to disrupt service or gain access to another's network, but this list is not inclusive.

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