Cybercrime: Data Trails Do Tell Tales

Cybercrime: Data Trails Do Tell Tales

by Sara L. Latta
     
 

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Credit card scams ... Identity theft... This is the new age of computer crime. Even though there is no smoking, gun, deleted computer evidence can still be detected by expert detectives. These forensic investigators can track down criminals who use the computer as their weapon. Discover the techniques these officers used to solve real life computer-based

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Credit card scams ... Identity theft... This is the new age of computer crime. Even though there is no smoking, gun, deleted computer evidence can still be detected by expert detectives. These forensic investigators can track down criminals who use the computer as their weapon. Discover the techniques these officers used to solve real life computer-based crimes!

Sara L. Latta lives and writes about science and medicine from her home in Illinois. She has a BA in Microbiology, an MS in Immunology, and an MFA in Creative Writing.

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Children's Literature - Hazel Buys
The consequences of using a computer to commit crimes can be severe, including felony convictions and jail time. The presumed anonymity of the Internet, offering the shielding effects of cyber nicknames and multiple identities, can be penetrated by cyber cops who use sophisticated methods to discover the criminals' true identity. The consequences of cybercrime is also significant for the victims, often amounting to many thousands, even millions, of dollars in lost revenues and/or personal savings. Latta describes the types of cybercrimes, including hacking, phreaking, the use of worms, spam, viruses, bots, and zombies. Her descriptions are enlivened by histories of actual crimes, the discovery of the cyber criminals and resulting prosecution, which sometimes has an international reach. Latta includes tips for avoiding being victimized by cybercrime and a closing chapter on how to pursue a career as a "Digital Detective." The text is supported by color photographs and well-designed graphics. This book is one in the "True Forensic Crime Stories" series and concludes with a list of bibliographical references titled "Chapter Notes," a glossary, a list of books titled "Further Reading," a list of websites titled "Internet Addresses" and an index. Sara Latta's book would be a good addition to a middle school or high school library or class on forensics, criminology or ethics in the digital age. Reviewer: Hazel Buys

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598453614
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Series:
True Forensic Crime Stories Series
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
6.41(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.23(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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