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Hi all,any suggestions on a computer crime assignment

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by roost3r, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. roost3r

    roost3r Bit Poster

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    Hi all hope you are all well,
    Not sure if im in the correct section for this as couldnt really see a section that this would fall into apart from this one.
    As part of my foundation degree i have been asked to do an assignment on computer crime and wondered if anybody fancied giving there 2 cents on what aspects i should do it on and if anybody had any decent links to give me some more info and research. I was thinking maybe the history of how computer crime came about and how it has developed but not sure, any suggestions would be appreciated

    thanks

    roost3r



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  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Hi roost3r,

    Is there any more information you could give us about this assignment? i.e. more specific requirements of the assignment?

    Computer Crime / Security is a HUGE topic, and although you have mentioned looking at how computer crime started I think that some more details maybe needed before we can really help.

    Other than that simply try googling things like computer crime or history of computer crime.

    8)

    EDIT: I'll also add in that I have a personal interest in this as I've been told that I've got an assignment coming up on computer security!
     
  3. moominboy

    moominboy Gigabyte Poster

    i've also got a fair interest in this subject but what is it you're asking mate?

    are you doing crime as in scamming, laundering money etc?
    dodgy internet surfing, or actual hacking?

    keep us posted on how it pans out mate! :tongue
     
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  4. roost3r

    roost3r Bit Poster

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    thanks for the replies, basically all college have said is to do an assignment on computer crime and thats it so i sort of have free reign with it and just wondered what other peoples views are on what to do it on as there are so many topics its difficult too choose so any suggestions or ideas would be great

    thanks

    roost3r
     
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  5. Neall

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    I would start by explaining what computer crime is.
    Then history and when it started.
    How quickly it has developed.
    Talk about the different methods of computer crime in detail.
    Countermeasures.
    Include some real life cases.
    What the sentences were etc

    I havent wrote anything like this since High School so... :blink

    As for links mate. AntiOnline

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  6. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    I'd say that Neills suggestion is pretty much perfect!

    He's even given you a great way to structure your assignment!

    :thumbleft
     
  7. roost3r

    roost3r Bit Poster

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    I agree with both of you, sounds great to me think thats the way i will go for it, only got until the 24th of Nov to get it done hope i have enough time.
    thanks to all suggestions from people and will certainly let people know how i get on and pass on any good info to people with an interest in it for there future assignments

    thanks again

    roost3r
     
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  8. roost3r

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    Hello again all,
    Im still on with my assignment and its going ok but just wondered if anyone knows of any famous computer criminals that have been caught in the act so i can add them into it. I know of kevin mitnick but thats about it really
    any info would be appreciated

    thanks again

    roost3r
     
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  9. arisen

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    Hey how about Gary McKinnon, he broke into top US agency networks looking for proof of the US government's knowledge of extraterrestrials.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4721183.stm

    Or how about the kid who hacked into Paris hilton's mobile phone records and stole all her numbers (of other celebrities and movie stars) and then posted them on the net.
     
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  10. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    You would also need to look into 'so-called criminals' who didn't get convicted because of the UK laws.

    A search for the barrister Alister Kelman may produce results.

    He has also been linked to the problem of 'phantom' withdrawals from ATMs, which, IMHO, is also relevant to the subject.

    This is a *huge* subject!

    Regards,

    Harry.
     
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  11. roost3r

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    Just wanted to say thanks to all that suggested anything on this assignment i passed with a merit

    thanks a lot

    roost3r
     
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  12. Bluerinse
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    Congratulations Roost3r, nice work 8)
     
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  13. almo7

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    Am trying to find some background history on ethical hacking and im finding it very difficult. all i am finding are sites where you can take a course and gain a qualification? Any suggestions?

    thanks

    Nicky
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  14. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    CEH is what i think your thinking of.

    See here
     

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