A Criminologist's Perspective on the Implications of Criminological Research for Policies and Practices Aimed at Addressing Hacking and Malware Infection

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Hackers and Hacking: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues)




This book provides an in-depth exploration of the phenomenon of hacking from a multidisciplinary perspective that addresses the social and technological aspects of this unique activity as well as its impact.

• Documents how computer hacking fits into various forms of cybercrime

• Describes the subculture of computer hackers and explains how this social world plays an integral role in the business of hacking

• Clarifies the subtle differences between ethical and malicious hacks

• Focuses on the non-technical aspects of computer hacking to enable the reader to better understand the actors and their motives