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Cyber crimes
DeAngelis, Gina.
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Philadelphia, Pa. : Chelsea House Publishers, [2000]

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101 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Discusses the high tech crimes committed by hackers, crackers, and phone phreaks using computers, including fraud, embezzlement, and espionage, as well as the best ways to minimize the occurrence of such crimes.
ARPANET, hackers, crackers, and phreaks -- The Information Age -- Cyber terrorism: the crime of the future? -- Cybersex: the crime of the present? -- Cyber cops -- "Infojustice": what do we do with cyber criminals?
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HV6773.2 .D43 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Cyber Crimes presents a view of some of the downsides of computers. It examines a variety of computer crimes from relatively harmless instances of hacking, to computer-assisted embezzlement and money laundering, to cyber terrorism.'

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Gr 7 Up-A rich compilation of current criminal-investigation techniques. Methods used to identify murder weapons and victims, and locate and identify fingerprints, shoe prints, and even tools and vehicles used to commit crimes are meticulously examined. Nods to historical techniques lead to descriptions of forensic specialties such as anthropology, ballistics, entomology, geology, linguistics, odontology, serology, and toxicology. Steps in investigations are detailed and the accounts somewhat dry. Black-and-white photographs are matter of fact except for a few showing severed human hands and fingers and one of maggots on a dead animal. This is as thorough an overview as can be found anywhere for laypeople. Those who want more will find it in the excellent bibliography and list of "Forensic Science Websites." Cyber Crimes defines the many types of viruses to which any computer may fall victim and distinguishes between hackers, crackers, and phreaks who just love a challenge, and cyber terrorists who seek to cause as much damage as possible. Their efforts and police and government detection methods are given parallel descriptions. Since anyone who uses a computer in any aspect of daily life is a potential victim of today's clever computer criminals, books such as this are vital to increase awareness of dangers. Books, periodical articles, and Web sites in the lengthy bibliography are timely. Average-quality, black-and-white photographs are scattered throughout both titles. Two clear, informative entries.-Ann G. Brouse, Big Flats Branch Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.



A look at crime's new wave. Excerpted from Cyber Crimes by Gina DeAngelis, B. Marvis All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.