Hawaii Internet & Technology Crimes Task Force What Type of Crimes Does the HITeC Unit Work? The Unit is divided into two sections – Internet Crimes Against Children, and Technology Crimes Against Persons What are “Internet Crimes Against Children”? Using a computer to:
The Unit is divided into two sections –
Using a computer to:
Create or Possess Child Pornography
[unlawful in every state to possess even one image]
Solicit our Children to Engage in Sexual Activities [prior to any actual physical contact]
Types of Child Pornography
1.4 Billion Registered Domains
12% or 168 Million Are Pornographic Sites
Newsgroups, Chatrooms, & File Sharing
Most are emotionally vulnerable
Most Do NOT
report victimization, especially boys
Most are often females who feel “in love” (strong emotional bond) with offender
here in Hawaii
Technology Crimes Against People
In 2001, there were approximately 500,000 ID theft victims.
Techniques used by suspects to obtain information from an individual or organization
on environmental factors.
* Ethernet Data Receiver/Transmitter
* Cost - approximately $75 - $150
* Convenient, because there are no wires.
* Range – hundreds of feet, depending on environ-
Wireless 802.11b card - $50 - $100 (any office supply store)
The average identity theft victim spends about 175 hours over a two year period to straighten out their financial records.
Hawaii Internet &
Technology Crimes Unit