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Technological Crimes

These are crimes that could not be committed without computer technology.

The advent of electronic networks and digital data has created new criminal opportunities. This new virtual world has many vulnerabilities which can be exploited by motivated offenders. These crimes include infiltrating computer systems, altering digital data and hacking into electronic networks.

Therefore, almost any crime can now involve the use of technology. For instance, bullying can now be done online and is called "cyberbullying". 

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Get Cyber Safe - Government of Canada

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