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HIGH-TECH CRIMES REVEALED: CYBERWAR STORIES FROM THE DIGITAL FRONT by Steven Branigan

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Another Hacker—Alphie

Other the other hand, we have Alphie. Alphie, as you will soon see, was a mix of robber and mischievous kid. He was motivated by money and notoriety, a combination that nearly guarantees getting caught.

Let me give you a little background on our Alphie. While he was a known hacker, he was not convicted of hacking. His crime was an old-world, traditional low-tech crime. He was part of a ring that would steal parts from businesses and sell those same parts right back to the same businesses. It was the profits from these crimes that were funding his cyber-crime activities. However, these low-tech crimes led to his capture and imprisonment. As with Al Capone, law enforcement clearly knows that you have got to take down the ...

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