Computer-related offences and Cybercrime

Cybercrime is a growing area of criminal law.  Our skills and experience mean that we are at the forefront of this emerging and complex area of law.

Cybercrime refers to a wide range of offences involving a computer and a network.  Examples of cybercrime include online identity theft, attacks on computer systems, phishing and email spam, using a carriage service to menace/harass/cause offence, computer hacking, bitcoin and crypto-currency offences and prohibited content (such as child exploitation material).

Given the staggering growth of malicious technology and its capacity to harm individuals and businesses, cyber-crime is growing focus for state and federal authorities.  In addition, successful cyber-crime prosecutions are on the rise as police and prosecutors better understand this niche area.

Julia Jasper and Rebecca Fogerty have previous experience representing clients charged with cybercrime offences, including:

  • Computer hacking;
  • Using a carriage service to menace/harass/cause offence;
  • Stalking (involving the use of a computer);
  • Cryptocurrencies;
  • Drug trafficking using hidden marketplaces;
  • Possessing child exploitation material;
  • Using a carriage service to access child exploitation material; and
  • Impersonation involving online aliases.

Where appropriate, we will engage external specialists such as forensic computer analysts and accountants to ensure that you have access to the most up-to-date expert advice.

Further information:

Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network