"Cybercrime is a growing phenomenon, though not necessarily a new one. For instance, phreaking—the unauthorized use and exploration of the telephone system—dates back to at least the 1960s. With entries written by experts at a level appropriate for high school students and undergraduates, this encyclopedia covers all the important topics. Recommended. Lower- and upper-level undergraduates, two-year technical program students, and the general readers."
"The Encyclopedia of Cybercrime aptly demonstrates that individuals, businesses, and community groups of all kinds--and even national governments--are at risk. It describes child pornography, copyright infringement, cyberbullying, espionage, identity theft, malware, and many other illegal activities. McQuade's aim was to address teh "information needs and interests of high school and undergraduate college students," and he has largely succeeded. Beyond basic descriptions of types of crimes, the Encyclopedia of Cybercrimes introduces readers to theory, research, prevention, careers, and related organizations. Thus readers asking almost any type of question about cybercrime will find a starting point. Despite the technical nature of the topic, the Encyclopedia of Cybercrime is very understandable, typically spelling out and explaining each acronym and using current, everyday examples to explain complex ideas. …a recommended, additional title for any public or undergraduate library…"
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The first comprehensive encyclopedia to examine all aspects of the mysterious world of cybercrime
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