Computer Crime

Advances in telecommunications and in computer technology have brought us to the
information revolution. The rapid advancement of the telephone, cable,
satellite and computer networks, combined with the help of technological
breakthroughs in computer processing speed, and information storage, has lead us
to the latest revolution, and also the newest style of crime, "computer crime".
The following information will provide you with evidence that without reasonable
doubt, computer crime is on the increase in the following areas: hackers,
hardware theft, software piracy and the information highway. This information
is gathered from expert sources such as researchers, journalists, and ...

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detected. Fewer than 10 percent of all computer crimes are
reported this is mainly because organizations fear that their employees, clients,
and stockholders will lose faith in them if they admit that their computers have
been attacked. And few of the crimes that are reported are ever solved.

Hacking was once a term that was used to describe someone with a great deal of
knowledge with computers. Since then the definition has seriously changed. In
every neighborhood there are criminals, so you could say that hackers are the
criminals of the computers around us. There has been a great increase in the
number of computer break-ins since the Internet became popular.

How serious is hacking? In 1989, the Computer Emergency Response Team, a
organization that monitors computer security issues in North America said that
they had 132 cases involving computer break-ins. In 1994 alone they had some
2,341 cases, that's almost an 1800% increase in just 5 years. An example is 31
year old ...

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attention, it's the computer hardware theft that has become the
latest in corporate crime. Access to valuable equipment skyrockets and black-
market demand for parts increases. In factories, components are stolen from
assembly lines for underground resale to distributors. In offices, entire
systems are snatched from desktops by individuals seeking to install a home PC.
In 1994, Santa Clara, Calif., recorded 51 burglaries. That number doubled in
just the first six months of 1995. Gunmen robbed workers at Irvine, Calif.,
computer parts company, stealing $12 million worth of computer chips. At a
large advertising agency in London, thieves came in over a weekend and took 96
workstations, ...

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