Computer Information as the Target and the Means of Commission of Crimes According to Criminal Legislation of the Russian Federation

  • Andrey V. ShulgaEmail author
  • Vladimir A. Yakushin
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 91)


The primary goal of this paper is to substantiate that while the information society is being built and computer technologies are being developed (information technologies based on digital or computed processing of information), computer information increasingly frequently constitutes not only the target of crimes, but also the means and the instrument of their commission. The method of achieving this goal consists in justifying the fact that the criminal offenses are increasingly frequently focused not only on computer information as such. In addition, when a person tampers with computer information, they do damage to other goods (targets) – electronic payment facilities, property of others, state or bank secret, military objectives, critical infrastructure, as well as the interests of individuals (life and health), personal security, property, intellectual property, etc.).


Crime Target of crime Instrument of crime Means of commission of crime Information Computer information Determining the nature of crimes Penalty 

JEL Code

K1 K4 O1 O3 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kuban State Agrarian University named after I.T. TrubilinKrasnodarRussia

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