Cyber Alert: How the World Is under Attack from a New Form of Crime

Cyber Alert: How the World Is under Attack from a New Form of Crime

by Peter Warren, Michael Streeter
     
 


Through profiles of individual victims and companies, this exploration of cyber crime identifies the commonly used criminal methods, such as viruses, spam, and junk e-mail, and the legal rights of users against this increasingly international phenomenon. Old-fashioned criminals are waking up to the new opportunities and exponential payback of internet crime,…  See more details below

Overview


Through profiles of individual victims and companies, this exploration of cyber crime identifies the commonly used criminal methods, such as viruses, spam, and junk e-mail, and the legal rights of users against this increasingly international phenomenon. Old-fashioned criminals are waking up to the new opportunities and exponential payback of internet crime, adapting schemes like blackmail and money laundering to this vast new landscape. To better expose the activity of cyber felons who cost consumers in the United States about $50 billion a year, this guide also gives preventative advice to help the not-so-savvy computer users protect themselves from financial and identity theft on the Internet.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781904132622
Publisher:
Vision
Publication date:
07/01/2005
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author


Peter Warren is an expert on computer security issues and writes for The Sunday Times of London and Computer Weekly. Michael Streeter is a freelance journalist and correspondent.

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