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 (author) Peter Warren, By (author) Michael Streeter

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  • Publisher: VISION Paperbacks
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 214mm x 22mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 13 October 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1904132626
  • ISBN 13: 9781904132622
  • Sales rank: 1,964,809

Product description

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.

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Author information

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.