عنوان مقاله [English]
Identity theft is an emerging threatening behavior that uses the information of individuals and leads to irreparable losses in various areas, especially in the financial field. Identity theft occurs when a person holds other personal information such as a bank card number, account number, name and surname and uses them to withdraw from a bank account, open a new credit card, or perform Other illegal activities, use and exploitation. In Iran, an independent legislator requires criminalization of this behavior in real and cyber space and can be punished only by resorting to general regulations such as usurpation, computer theft, or cyber fraud. While the physical behavior of these regulations is not very similar to identity theft. The United States of America is the first country to indict this independent criminal conduct. In 1998, the legislature criminalized the behavior under the Federal Identity Theft Act.