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Internet Governance Glossary


4.28 Cybercrime

Any crime that involves as a means or the target:

  • a computer system (computer or computer-related crime in a narrow sense),
  • internetworking technologies (netcrime in a narrow sense),
  • or both.

The Budapest Convention on Cybercrime is the first international treaty on crimes committed via the Internet and other computer networks by harmonizing national laws, improving investigative techniques, and increasing cooperation among nations.