- Place of publication:
- The Hague
- Year of publication:
- Justitiële verkenningen 2004/08
Within a matter of a few years, computer and Internet crime - also known as cybercrime - has become a phenomenon that every computer user is confronted with on an almost daily basis. While the implications of spam, for instance, and spy software (permitted for now) are usually limited, and hacking is generally seen as a form of competition, the technical skills on which these are based are also being used for some very harmful activities indeed. Such activities include identity theft, plundering bank accounts and disrupting vital infrastructures for drinking water and electricity supplies. This issue of Judicial Explorations presents a number of striking examples.