The Crime of Assaults on the Websites

  • Dalal Lateef M. Al-zuabidi College of Law/Kufa University
Keywords: computing, communications, websites


A website defined as a collection of pages, images, videos and texts on the Internet, which are interconnected and interacting with each other via the computer loaded onto it. Each website has its own specific address that contains a main page that contains - at the same time - other sub-pages.The website consists of three parts, where the first part is called - which is symbolized by: (http:hwww) - in the Internet, the second part is called the domain, which is a name indicating the content of the site or the name of the owner of the site, and be in the form of letters - or numbers - have a specific meaning, and finally the third part, which is called extension - through which we can know the nature of the activity of the website, such as a commercial site or government or other concern the type. It is divided into two types, the first is called (fixed website) and the second is called (animated website), for the first type, it includes images and texts, as well as textual displays that may be fixed or animated. One of the advantages of this site is the inability to change existing data because it does not contain an updated database. The second type - which includes animated websites - is more sophisticated, compared to fixed Website. As it allows the addition, deletion and modification of images and text in its pages - easily - by the administrator of the site, without limitation to a specific time or several times, to contain these sites on an updated database ,Despite the fact that the Internet has played a major role in the dissemination of information in the world through various communication methods, including websites, but it is not without negatives, especially the emergence of new types of crimes called electronic crimes or information crimes (cyber-crimes), which constitute a violation of the rights of individuals and in various fields, including the offense of attacking the website through the behavior of unauthorized access, or without the right of the website to achieve the result of a particular offense, such changing the site, cancellation or destruction or modification of its contents, or Impersonating the site or impersonating its owner.


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D. L. M. Al-zuabidi, “The Crime of Assaults on the Websites”, JUBH, vol. 26, no. 9, pp. 316 - 332, Dec. 2018.