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

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What Is a High-Tech Crime?

Many people think of high-tech crime as either computer hacking or computer viruses. These are certainly some of its forms, but they really aren't a very good way to define them overall. A much broader definition of a high-tech crime is that the criminal uses technology in the commission of a crime, or a criminal attacks technology and makes it the target of the crime. This fairly simple definition actually covers a lot of ground. Basically, high-tech crimes are merely improvements on common low-tech crimes, but are carried out with or against technology. Consider the low-tech crime of stealing cash from a convenience store. A high-tech equivalent of this is stealing credit card information from an electronic commerce ...

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