عنوان مقاله [English]
Computer fraud is considered to be the most common economic crime in cyberspace in terms of the creativity of its perpetrators and the ease and frequency of committing it. The current study was conducted with the aim of investigating the effect of the spread of the Covid-19 virus on the occurrence of computer fraud. The current research is a causal-comparative research that was conducted in a descriptive post-event manner. The statistical population in this research is all computer fraud cases located in the years 2017, 2018 and 2019 in Dashti city of Bushehr province. The research results showed that there is no significant difference between the average of computer fraud in 2017 and 2018, but the average of computer fraud in 2017 and 2018 shows a significant difference compared to 2019. Also, according to the paired t-test, there was a significant difference between the computer frauds that occurred in 2019 in terms of the significance level within the group. Due to the observance of health protocols after the spread of Corona due to people staying at home, the rate of some crimes, including home theft, in 2019 compared to 2017 and 2018 shows a significant decrease; But the crime of computer fraud had an upward trend and this shows that the spread of this virus has been effective in committing computer fraud.