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Category: Cyber Crime


JAN. 24 2018
Types of Florida Cyber Crimes and How to Defend against Charges
Types of Florida Cyber Crimes and How to Defend against Charges
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In our modern age, computers are taking over more and more parts of our life and how we engage with society at-large. So it’s not surprising that criminals are increasingly using computers to commit crime.

 

Some of these acts have been around for a while – people today are just using computers to accomplish them. For example, using chat rooms to lure underage victims. However, computers have also created an entire new class of crimes, collectively defined as cyber crimes.

 

The state of Florida takes cyber crime very seriously, with most offenses prosecuted at the felony level.…

JAN. 8 2018
Posting Explicit Images Can Be a Type of Sexual Harassment in Florida
Posting Explicit Images Can Be a Type of Sexual Harassment in Florida

Making lewd comments about someone’s attire. Tying sex to job duties or advancement. Touching someone inappropriately. Repeated requests to go on a date.

 

These are the types of things most people think about when they imagine sexual harassment – and with everything in the news these days, it’s difficult not to imagine sexual harassment.

There’s one type of sexual harassment covered under the laws of Florida that no one seems to be talking about right now though: sexual cyber harassment.

 

What exactly is it? How does it work? What are businesses doing about it?

 

Defining …

DEC. 5 2017
Everything You Need to Know about Florida Cyber Crime Charges
Everything You Need to Know about Florida Cyber Crime Charges
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Are you familiar with the computer crime laws of Florida?

 

Most people don’t have a good understanding of what constitutes a computer crime in our state. That’s why we decided to put together this post detailing the two main types of computer crimes (with examples), as well as the penalties associated with different cyber crimes.

 

It starts with the Florida Computer Crimes Act. This act addresses unlawful activity by individuals commonly referred to as “hackers.” Hacking activities include use of another person’s computer or email account without authorization, and with the intent to create widespread damage or take …