Computer Related Crimes

Computer-related crime, like any other crime, should be reported to the Purdue Police Department or to other appropriate law enforcement authorities.

The types of crime committed by computer include stalking, harassment, threats of personal harm, computer intrusion (hacking), password trafficking, copyright piracy, theft of trade secrets, child pornography or exploitation, fraud, and bomb threats – to name just a few.

Please do your part in protecting yourself as well as computer information and equipment that belongs to you or to Purdue University.

  • Use, protect, and change passwords.
  • Secure rooms, offices, and computer laboratories that are unattended.
  • Report crimes, security weaknesses, and suspicious activity to the Purdue Police Department as soon as possible.
  • Don't destroy or alter threatening, harassing, suspicious, or upsetting e-mails or other information received by computer until you make a police report.

See Purdue's Electronic Mail Policy.