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Electronic theft: unlawful acquisition in cyberspace

Peter Grabosky, Russell G Smith and Gillian Dempsey
ISBN 0 521 80597 X
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, January 2001


The convergence of communications and computing has begun to transform Western industrial societies. Increasing connectivity is accompanied by unprecedented opportunities for crimes of acquisition. The authors cover a broad list of electronic misdemeanours, including extortion, defrauding governments, telephone fraud, securities fraud, deceptive advertising and other business practices, industrial espionage, intellectual property crimes, and the misappropriation and unauthorized use of personal information.