Crimes that use computer networks or devices to advance other ends include: Fraud and identity theft (although this increasingly uses malware, hacking and/or phishing, making it an example of both “computer as target” and “computer as tool” crime) Information warfare.

Cyber Crimes can be defined as: “Offences that are committed against individuals or groups of individuals with a criminal motive to intentionally harm the reputation of the victim or cause physical or mental harm, or loss, to the victim directly or indirectly, using modern telecommunication networks such as Internet (networks including but not limited to Chat rooms, emails, notice boards and groups) and mobile phones (Bluetooth/SMS/MMS)”.

Cyber Crime may threaten a person or a nation’s security and financial health. Issues surrounding these types of crimes have become high-profile, particularly those surrounding  hacking, copyright infringement, unwarranted mass-surveillance, child pornography, and child grooming. There are also problems of privacy when confidential information is intercepted or disclosed, lawfully or otherwise.

Cyber Crime has emerged as a critical issue for all commercial organizations and for individuals. Modern forms of communication and data storage offer many advantages but also present challenges, exposing us to exploitation by those who seek to unlawfully acquire our data or access to the technology on which we all rely.

To meet these challenges and threats, we have put together a team of experienced Advocates. Our team has many years of expertise in handling crisis management issues around the theft and loss of data, privacy and harassment as well as dealing with fraud and other financial crime. We also deal with the issues raised by the inter-dependencies of commercial relationships where increasingly, questions such as who should bear the risk of Cyber Crime in the supply chain are being addressed.

The Attorneys of Chamber of Advocates are able to advise you on the best strategy to manage and resolve problems with the minimum disruption and impact on your business.