Cybercrime

Overview

Every new technology gives rise to new forms of crime; computers and the Internet are no exception. Following the rapid growth of the World Wide Web, criminals have found ways to do everything from steal money to lure victims to their deaths via cyberspace. In addition, the Internet has enabled many otherwise law-abiding people to commit crimes, such as illegally downloading movies and music. Cybercrime explains the many dangers and risks of online activity, how law enforcement works to combat these crimes, and ...

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Overview

Every new technology gives rise to new forms of crime; computers and the Internet are no exception. Following the rapid growth of the World Wide Web, criminals have found ways to do everything from steal money to lure victims to their deaths via cyberspace. In addition, the Internet has enabled many otherwise law-abiding people to commit crimes, such as illegally downloading movies and music. Cybercrime explains the many dangers and risks of online activity, how law enforcement works to combat these crimes, and how to avoid becoming a victim of or committing an online crime.

From mob rackets to corporate crimes, from gang wars to serial killers, crime is a fact of life. Fighting it is not an easy job. Each book in the Criminal Investigations series examines a particular type of crime and focuses on the methods and techniques that law-enforcement authorities employ to investigate and prevent it. Written in an engaging, fact-based style meant to inform as well as inspire readers these books document the fascinating world of criminal investigations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791094068
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Series: Criminal Investigations Series
  • Pages: 120
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.68 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7

Foreword 9

Introduction: The Threat of Cybercrime 13

1 What Is Cybercrime? 19

2 Hacking and Malware 35

3 Cyber Theft and Illegal Goods 53

4 Identity Theft and Phishing 67

5 Cyberstalking and Cyberbullying 73

6 Online Pornography 83

7 Responding to Cybercrime 89

Chronology 102

Endnotes 105

Glossary 108

Bibliography 110

Index 112

About the Author 119

About the Consulting Editor 120

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