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Computer Crime and its Effects on the Economy Billions of dollars in losses have already been discovered Billions more have gone undetected Trillions will be stolen most without detection by the emerging master criminal of the twenty-first century-the computer crime offender Worst of all anyone who is computer literate can become a computer criminal The crime itself will often be virtual in nature sometimes recorded more often not occurring only on the Internet with the only record being electronic impulses But computer criminals ranging from preteen to senior citizen will have ample opportunities to violate citizens rights for fun and profit and stopping them will require much more effort Currently we dont have an abundant amount of knowledge about these lawbreakers Typically they are seen only as nuisances or even admired as innovators or computer whizzes But increasingly the hacker is being replaced by the menacing cracker who is an individual or member of a group intent on using the Internet for illegal profit or terrorism Access to the Internet has begun to expand in all directions and technology is making the Internet even more friendly and affordable for millions of users But foolproof protective systems can probably never be developed although some high-tech entrepreneurs are certainly trying Even if a totally secure system could be developed it would likely disrupt the free flow of information which is an unacceptable intrusion to most users In fact it is the ease of access that is driving this rapidly expanding field of crime Some of the major computer crimes being committed effect credit card holders technology stocks government businesses and major Web sites such as Yahoo e-Bay Amazoncom CNN and Buycom The issue of international credit card thievery and fraud burst into the public consciousness in January of this year with news of a heist of thousands of credit cards from the CD Universe Web site allegedly by a
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