Cybertheft Law and Legal Definition

Cybertheft refers to the act of using an internet to steal someone’s property or to interfere with someone’s use and enjoyment of property. In other words, cybertheft is the stealing of financial and/or personal information through the use of computers for making its fraudulent or other illegal use. Cybertheft includes hacking of a bank’s computer records to wrongfully credit one account and debit another and interfere with a copyright by wrongfully sending protected material over the internet.