CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction to Cyber Crime; 2. Computer Viruses and Worms; 3. Spamming, Spoofing and Stalking; 4. Digital Piracy; 5. Cyber Terrorism; Combating Cyber Crime; 6. Information Technology Act, 2000.
Today computers have come a long way, with neural networks and nano-computing promising to turn every atom in a glass of water into a computer capable of performing a billion operations per second. Cyber crime is an evil having its origin in the growing dependence on computers in modern life. In a day and age when everything from microwave ovens and refrigerators to nuclear power plants is being run on computers, cyber crime has assumed rather sinister implications. Cybercrime poses great challenges for law enforcement and for society in general. To understand why this is true, it is necessary to understand why, and how, cybercrime differs from traditional, terrestrial crime. This book provides a comprehensive overview of cybercrime and the legal, social, and technical issues that cybercrime presents. It explores the current state of computer crime, provides specific examples of criminal activities involving computers and allows readers to look at the problem of computer crime from a more disengaging position. This work will be a valuable reference tool for computer crime investigators, law enforcement agencies, policy makers, IT professionals and general public alike.