Journal of International Information Management


Computer and communications networks have greatly enhanced the effectiveness and efficiencies of organizations. They have, however, also created an opportunity for computer criminals. Computer crimes are committed for many reasons: 1) revenge by disgruntled employees, 2) desire for a challenge, 3) to cause mischief, and 4) money. In order to better understand the nature of computer crimes, a comprehensive taxonomy of computer crimes is developed in this paper. Strategies to effectively combat the various computer crimes are then presented. It is hoped that the information provided in this paper makes the readers more knowledgeable on this important topic and motivates them to deploy strategies to secure their organizational information resource from computer criminals.