9\/30\/2013 Computer Crime - Computer Crime An illegal act wherein computers and computer technology are used to commit the offense The destruction theft

9/30/2013 Computer Crime - Computer Crime An illegal act...

This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 3 pages.

Computer Crime An illegal act wherein computers and computer technology are used to commit the offense The destruction, theft, or unauthorized or illegal use, modification, or copying of information, program, services, equipment or communication networks. Impact: 15 Billion in estimated annual cost, and theft of proprietary information 1.2 million a loss, and loss of data from a network sabotage is 1.1 million. 73% of computer security breaches are from internal sources 72% of companies claim to have been victims of computer-related crimes History and Evolution Relatively new phenomena Precursor-blue box was an illegal electronic device capable of duplicating the multi frequency dialing system developed by AT&T “Phone phreaks” young wizards tape records several high pitched frequencies to gain access First electronic crime. Cap’n Crunch (John Draper) had the capability to dial overseas with no charge. Evolution of self-contained mainframes to primitive networking systems. Computer buffs could now use computer terminals to explore computer mainframes previously off limits Birth of the term “hacker” originated from school students to altered grades or get exams. Coined at MIT in the 1960’s. The computer as the target To take information from the computer’s memory or To intentionally damage application programs, information, or data files Unauthorized indirect access (hacking/cracking) Authorized personal exceed level of security Unauthorized direct access (theft)
Image of page 1
Image of page 2

You've reached the end of your free preview.

Want to read all 3 pages?

  • Fall '16
  • Steve Evens
  • Unauthorized direct access, illegal electronic device

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

Stuck? We have tutors online 24/7 who can help you get unstuck.
A+ icon
Ask Expert Tutors You can ask You can ask You can ask (will expire )
Answers in as fast as 15 minutes