Computer Crimes

The computer has evolved a great deal since its creation over a third of a
century ago. The uses of the computer now seem endless. Unfortunately some of
those uses include . This paper will explore some recent crimes
that have occurred and the laws that apply to them.
The first such incident took place in Russia between June and October
1994. Six people were arrested in the scheme, in which $10 million was
allegedly shifted from Citibank to accounts in Finland, Russia, Germany, the
Netherlands, the United States, Israel, and Switzerland. Of the $10 million
stolen, $400,000 has not been recovered. The clients who lost money have been
reimbursed. The Citibank system allows customers ...

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head systems operator for AO Saturn, figured out how to get
around Citibank╣s security system and transfer money out of their accounts.
Levin, of St. Petersburg, claims he should not be turned over to American
authorities because there is no evidence that any computers in the United States
were used in the scheme. The U. S. government says the funds were all routed
through Citibank╣s wire transfer department on Wall Street. The Justice
Department wants to charge Levin with conspiracy and fraud. (Source: Delaware
County Daily Times, 8/21/95)
If turned over to American authorities, Levin is subject to ordinary
tort law governing fraud. The feeding of false information to a computer and
then using the printouts to deceive the victim comes under tort law. The
Electronic Funds Transfer Act could also be applicable in this situation. The
EFTA makes it a crime to use any counterfeit, stolen, or fraudulently obtained
card, code, or other device to obtain money or goods in excess ...

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Category: Legal Issues
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