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 Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The new manual on Prosecuting Computer Crimes has been relesed by the Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section of the United States Department of Justice in March 2007. This 53-page document discusses different cyber crimes and the corresponding penalties that are seen befit for the offenses. Definitions, background information as well as related statutes can also be found in the manual. Offenses discussed include obtaining national security information, compromising confidentiality, trespassing in a government computer, accessing to defraud and obtain value, damaging a computer or information, trafficking in passwords, and threatening to damage a computer. A legislative history on this subject has also been made available.