Cybercrime is characterized by criminal acts that take place in the borderless digital realm. It takes on many forms, and its perpetrators and victims are varied. From financial theft, destruction of systems, fraud, corporate espionage, and ransoming of information to the more personal, such as stalking and web-cam spying as well as cyberterrorism, this work covers the full spectrum of crimes committed via cyberspace.
This comprehensive encyclopedia covers the most noteworthy attacks while also focusing on the myriad issues that surround cybercrime. It includes entries on such topics as the different types of cyberattacks, cybercrime techniques, specific cybercriminals and cybercrime groups, and cybercrime investigations. While objective in its approach, this book does not shy away from covering such relevant, controversial topics as Julian Assange and Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. It also provides detailed information on all of the latest developments in this constantly involving field.
- Includes an introductory overview essay that discusses all aspects of cybercrime―how it's defined, how it developed, and its massive expansion in recent years
- Offers a wide array of entries regarding cybercrime and the many ways it can be committed
- Explores the largest, most costly cyber attacks on a variety of victims, including corporations, governments, consumers, and individuals
- Provides up-to-date information on the ever-evolving field of cybercrime