Cybercrime: criminal threats from cyberspace by Susan W. Brenner

By Susan W. Brenner

Cybercrime: felony Threats from Cyberspace is meant to give an explanation for issues: what cybercrime is and why the common citizen may still care approximately it. to complete that job, the ebook bargains an outline of cybercrime and an in-depth dialogue of the felony and coverage matters surrounding it.
Enhancing her narrative with real-life tales, writer Susan W. Brenner lines the increase of cybercrime from mainframe computing device hacking within the Fifties to the prepared, specialist, and sometimes transnational cybercrime that has develop into the norm within the twenty first century. She explains the numerous forms of computer-facilitated crime, together with identification robbery, stalking, extortion, and using viruses and worms to break pcs, and descriptions and analyzes the demanding situations cybercrime poses for legislations enforcement officials on the nationwide and foreign degrees. eventually, she considers the inherent stress among bettering legislation enforcement's skill to pursue cybercriminals and conserving the privateness of U.S. electorate.

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During that weekend, the compromised system was used to make more than 400 calls to countries including Afghanistan, India, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. The hacker(s)/phreaker(s) would probably have made many more calls, but Sprint employees discovered the system had been compromised and shut down long-distance service to that part of the FEMA network. It is possible, but unlikely, that the intruder(s) made all of those calls for personal reasons or as a prank. It is more likely that he, she, or they sold the calls and made a modest profit.

But he went a step further. ’’ In other words, he ensured a 14 percent replication rate. m. on November 2, 1988, and it quickly became apparent he had made a terrible error. The 14 percent replication rate proved disastrous, as the worm raced through 22 • Cybercrime computers, reinfecting them every seventh time it received a ‘‘yes’’ to its query about infection. 100 It infected an estimated 6,000 computer systems,101 10 percent of the Internet host computers at the time. The cost of dealing with the worm at each infection site was estimated as ranging from $200 to more than $53,000.

As we will see in later chapters, this has been a problem in other countries, as well as the Philippines. Criminal laws have had to be expanded and revised to encompass digital crime. The Philippines quickly remedied the deficiencies in their law. In June 2000, Philippine President Estrada signed legislation adding a number of computer crimes, including the dissemination of a computer virus, to the Philippine criminal code. But because the new law could not be applied retroactively, Onel de Guzman was never charged for whatever role he played in the spread of the Love Bug.

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