Computer-related offences and cybercrime

Cybercrime refers to a wide range of offences involving a computer and a network.

Examples of cybercrime include:

  • stalking (involving the use of a computer)
  • drug trafficking using hidden marketplaces
  • online identity theft, such as impersonation using online aliases
  • attacks on computer systems
  • phishing and email spam
  • using a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence
  • computer hacking
  • bitcoin and crypto-currency offences
  • prohibited content (such as possessing child exploitation material or using a carriage service to access this material).

Cybercrime is a growing focus for state and federal authorities as police and prosecutors mature in their understanding of this niche area. The key takeaway for you is that successful prosecutions are on the rise.

Luckily for you, our lawyers have the skills and hunger for learning that keep us at the forefront of this complex, evolving area of criminal law. We’re keeping prosecutors on their toes.

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

Learn more about cybercrime on Scamwatch or the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network.

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