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Dotcons: Con Games, Fraud & Deceit on the Internet
by James T. Thomes
Paperback: 176 pages
iUniverse.com; ISBN: 0595148352; (November )

Computer Forensics: Computer Crime Scene Investigation (With CD-ROM)
by John R. Vacca, Michael Erbschloe 
(Paperback)

Digital Evidence and Computer Crime
by Eoghan Casey 
(Hardcover)

Incident Response: Investigating Computer Crime
by Chris Prosise, Kevin Mandia 
(Paperback)

Information Warfare Principles and Operations
by Edward Waltz 
(Hardcover)

Internet Besieged
by Dorothy E. Denning (Editor), Peter J. Denning (Preface)
(Paperback)

I-Way Robbery: Crime on the Internet
by William C. Boni, et al
Paperback: 240 pages
Butterworth-Heinemann; ISBN: 0750670290;

Internet Slavemaster (St. Martin's True Crime Library)
by John Glatt
(Mass Market Paperback)

Crime and the Internet
by David Wall (Editor)
Paperback: 221 pages
Routledge; ISBN: 0415244293; (December 21, )

Hackers: Crime in the Digital Sublime
by Paul A. Taylor 
(Paperback)

Tangled Web: Tales of Digital Crime from the Shadows of Cyberspace
by Richard Power 
(Hardcover)

The Personal Internet Security Guidebook: Keeping Hackers and Crackers out of Your Home
by Tim Speed, et al 
(Paperback)
 
 


At Large: the Strange Case of the World's Biggest Internet Invasion
by David H. Freedman, Charles C. Mann

Perhaps the scariest story of insufficient computer security and cybercrime yet is the true tale of Phantom Dialer. He accessed university and military research centers, banks, even the computers that controlled central California's dams. His actions could have put tens of thousands of lives at risk. And what makes it so frightening is that he was not a criminal or computing genius. He was a curious, persistent, and mentally-challenged young man who never truly understood his own actions. So if he could do that, what might a determined terrorist do? Because, as Charles Mann and David Freedman show, advances in the Internet have been making it easier, not harder, for security crackers to go where they're not wanted. The book reads like a techno-thriller--from the discovery of a small cyberbreak-in to the massive manhunt that tracked him down and the troubled birth of the FBI's computer crime squad--complete with all the humor and poignancies of real human events.

At Large is an amazingly granular book that will appeal to computer junkies everywhere, but may not serve as the public rallying cry it wants to be. The story centers on the exploits of a young hacker known as both phantomd and Infomaster and the terror he inflicts on computer systems worldwide.

The essential question raised by Freedman and Mann is: if phantomd, who is both physically and mentally handicapped, can penetrate into university, corporation, and military systems through sheer tenacity, what will stop the legions of better-equipped, more intelligent cybercriminals from doing far worse? Their conclusion is not pretty.

Each chapter is peppered with plenty of juicy, foreboding quotes from security professionals, industry insiders, and government officials prophesizing the next wave of computer crime and terrorism. The estimations of Internet security are right on the money though. The technical writing is superb, clear, and precise. Anyone could pick this book up and understand the exploits of the hackers and their larger ramifications, but the thorough descriptions and numerous footnotes eventually slow the story's pace down. This is a shame as the ending is worth reaching. Amazon.com
Hardcover: 315 pages
Simon & Schuster; ISBN: 0684824647; 1st edition (January 15, )

Cyberwars: Espionage on the Internet
by Jean Guisnel, et al 
(Paperback)

Netspionage: The Global Threat to Information
by William C. Boni, Gerald L. Kovacich 
(Paperback)

Electronic Theft: Unlawful Acquisition in Cyberspace
by Russell G. Smith, et al 
(Hardcover)

Web of Deception: Misinformation on the Internet
by Anne P. Mintz (Editor), Steve Forbes 
(Paperback)

Identity Theft the cybercrime of the millennium
by John Q. Newman 
(Paperback)

The Computer and Internet Fraud Manual
by Joseph T. Wells
(Ring-bound)

Overhyped and Misunderstood - The Fraud of Online Fraud [DOWNLOAD: PDF]
by Jupiter Media Metrix (Author) (Digital)

100% Internet Credit Card Fraud Protected [DOWNLOAD: ADOBE READER]
(Digital)

Identity Fraud: Information on Prevalence, Cost & Internet Impact Is Limited
by James B. Hunt 
(Paperback)
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Risky Business: Protect Your Business From Being Stalked, Conned, or Blackmailed on the Web
by Daniel S. Janal, Dan Janal 
(Hardcover)
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The Nigerian Scam Masters: An Expose of a Modern International Gang
by Harold Baines
(Paperback)
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