Chapter 2

Cybercrime in cloud

Risks and responses in Hong Kong, Singapore

Yiu Chung Laurie Lau    Asia Pacific Association of Technology and Society, Hong Kong SAR

Abstract

The popularity and commercialization of the “Internetwork” began in the late 1990s through the interconnection of computer networks using special gateways or routers to transfer packets of electronic data. As with many things in life, Internetwork technology has had both positive and negative effects on society, and Asia has been no exception. One of the negative effects has been a surge in Internet crime. According to a report released by the Gartner Consulting Group, in 2013 smart phone sales exceeded regular phone sales for the first time, with 968 million smart phones ...

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