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Book Reviews (PDF)
September 1978 (vol. 11 no. 9)
pp. 126
This book succeeds in concisely presenting the dominant role of the computer in information processing which has led to computer abuse and computer-related crime. It summarizes individual cases of physical attacks on computers, destruction of stored data, and the use of the computer in embezzlement schemes involving millions of dollars. From these cases, patterns emerge which indicate that a legal framework is non-existent for coping with computer -related criminal act. (For example, cases are cited where multimillion dollar computer-aided embezzlers recieved fines of $1000 and probation.) The book then examines proposed legislation to control computer crime and computer-related crimes in federal programs.
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"Book Reviews," Computer, vol. 11, no. 9, pp. 126, Sept. 1978, doi:10.1109/C-M.1978.218365
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