Investigating Internet Crimes, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124079296
  • ISBN-13: 9780124079298
  • DDC: 363.25
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 496 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Written by experts on the frontlines, Investigating Internet Crimes provides seasoned and new investigators with the background and tools they need to investigate crime occurring in the online world. This invaluable guide provides step-by-step instructions for investigating Internet crimes, including locating, interpreting, understanding, collecting, and documenting online electronic evidence to benefit investigations. Cybercrime is the fastest growing area of crime as more criminals seek to exploit the speed, convenience and anonymity that the Internet provides to commit a diverse range of criminal activities. Today's online crime includes attacks against computer data and systems, identity theft, distribution of child pornography, penetration of online financial services, using social networks to commit crimes, and the deployment of viruses, botnets, and email scams such as phishing. Symantec's 2012 Norton Cybercrime Report stated that the world spent an estimated $110 billion to combat cybercrime, an average of nearly $200 per victim. Law enforcement agencies and corporate security officers around the world with the responsibility for enforcing, investigating and prosecuting cybercrime are overwhelmed, not only by the sheer number of crimes being committed but by a lack of adequate training material. This book provides that fundamental knowledge, including how to properly collect and document online evidence, trace IP addresses, and work undercover.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
About the Authors.
About the Technical Editor.
1: Introduction to Internet Crime.
2: Internet Criminals.
3: How the Internet Works.
4: Collecting Legally Defensible Online Evidence.
5: Documenting Online Evidence.
6: Using Online Investigative Tools.
7: Online Digital Officer Safety.
8: Tracing IP Addresses Through the Internet.
9: Working Unseen on the Internet.
10: Covert Operations on the Internet.
11: Conducting Reactive and Proactive Internet Investigations.
12: Internet Resources for Locating Evidence.
13: Investigating Websites and Webpages.
14: Investigating Social Networking Sites.
15: Investigating Methods of Communication.
16: Detection and Prevention of Internet Crimes.
17: Putting it All Together.
18: Epilogue.