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. ""Cybercrime"" explains the various dangers and risks of going online, how law enforcement works to combat these crimes, and how to avoid becoming a victim of an online crime. Chapters of this title include: The Threat of Cybercrime; Studying Cybercrime; Cybertheft and Illegal Goods; Identity Theft and Phishing; Cyberstalking and Cyberbullying; Online Pornography; Hacking and Malware; and, How to Avoid Cybercriminals. Cases covered in this title include: Viruses, such as Code Red, Melissa, and Creep; Kevin Mitnick, notorious hacker; 414s, a hacker gang; and, Abuse, bullying, and stalking via social-networking sites.
- Hardback | 128 pages
- 167.64 x 238.76 x 12.7mm | 226.8g
- 15 Dec 2009
- Chelsea House Publishers
- Broomall, United States
- full-colour & black-&-white photographs & illustrations, sidebars, chronology, bibliography, endnotes, further resources, index