What is computer-related crime?

"Computer-related crime", "cybercrime", "telematic crime", etc., are some of the terms used for framing the facts that somehow have two basic components: the existence of offence and the use of computers.


We are, therefore, going to define computer crime as a criminal act undertaken through the use of the computer, either as a means to carry out the same or as an end in itself.


In any case, criminal acts that are generally going to be defined as "computer-related crimes", must be typified under the Criminal Code, which does not contain any heading or chapter specifically dedicated to the same, but rather, each action will be framed under the heading dedicated to the legal asset that is to be protected.


Thus, we see that we can encounter crimes that can be committed through the use of computers under the following sections of the Criminal Code:


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  • Threats
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexual exhibitionism and sexual provocation
  • Prostitution and corruption of minors
  • Discovery and disclosure of secrets
  • Calumny
  • Slander
  • Theft
  • Extortion
  • Swindle
  • Defrauding of electric fluid and analogous
  • Damages
  • Intellectual property
  • Market and consumers
  • Falsehood
  • Forgery of coins and stamped assets
  • Fundamental rights and public liberties granted by the Constitution
  • Offences against patrimony