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Crimes’ forensic characteristics features in the computer information field


The purpose of the research is to identify the main crimes’ forensic characteristics features in the computer information field, inasmuch it makes a great importance in the modern world, as computer crimes are becoming more widespread and threaten the information security, critical infrastructure, personal life and citizens’ finances, organizations and the entire state. The terminological apparatus is analyzed, the classifications of modern cybercriminals are studied, the main approaches to the commission of crimes in the field of computer information are determined. The following methods are used in the research: analysis and synthesis, induction and deduction, system method, dialectical and materialistic methods, formal legal method. The study and analysis of the forensic characteristics allows us to determine the most common ways of committing such crimes, to develop effective counteraction measures. It is established that the main difficulty in the investigation of these crimes is the complex technological nature and the order of their commission. Many criminals are constantly improving their skills, the most qualified of them try to be careful, develop their own countermeasures against law enforcement agencies, using ciphers, special remote access programs to make it as difficult as possible to collect evidence and search activities. Among other things, the difficulty of cybercriminals holding liable is complicated if intruders are located in another state, and unfortunately, one cannot count on international cooperation in the field of law and order and public security with many Western countries today.


cybercrime, cybercriminality, computer information, crimes in the computer information field, forensic, forensic characteristics

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