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

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Chapter 9. High-Tech Crime

“If the automobile had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get one million miles to the gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside.”

Robert X. Cringely

High-tech crime has become a part of everyday life. It is now common to hear news stories about hackers defacing web sites or stealing credit cards. We also hear about others committing fraud through email and online auction sites. There is no doubt that the incidences of high-tech crime are on the rise. This is troubling… society is relying more and more on high technology for a couple of reasons. First, a hacker has more ability to disrupt society today than he or she did five years ago. Second, ...

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