Chapter 8

Cybercrimes: an overview of contemporary challenges and impending threats

Kimberly A. DeTardo-Bora
Dhruba J. Bora    Marshall University, WV, USA

Abstract

The increase in technology-based devices and Internet capabilities presents an inevitable demand to police computer-perpetrated crimes more than ever. However, an understanding of the prevalence of cybercrimes and the research about the motivation behind these crimes is limited. Law enforcement agencies and digital forensic analysts face extraordinary challenges that hopefully can be met with specialized training, improved and increased resources, along with interagency cooperation, in an effort to combat these crimes. In brief, this chapter focuses on some of the most current cybercrimes ...

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