Crime, Privacy & the Law

Course Objectives:

1) Define computer crime and provide examples
2) Discuss and provide examples of how computer technology can encroach on an individual’s privacy and identify legislation that has been or has been proposed to prevent such encroachment

Cyber Basics

US-CERT United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (n.d.) Virus Basics Retrieved from

US-CERT United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (n.d.) Cyber Threats to Mobile Devices Retrieved from

Cyber Crime

Bureau of Justice Assistance U.S. Department of Justice (2011) Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) Internet Crime Report Retrieved from

Bussewitz, C. (2012) Sellers beware: Check the check Retrieved from

FBI (2009) Online Auction Fraud Retrieved from

FBI (2009) High Tech Heist 2,100 ATMs Worldwide Hit at Once Retrieved August 8, 2011 from

Stone, B. (2009) 3 Indicted in Theft of 130 Million Card Numbers Retrieved from

Cyber Espionage and Cyber Warfare

Alperovitch, D. (2011) Revealed: Operation Shady Rat MacAfee White Paper Retrieved from

Haddick, R. (2011) This Week at War: Lessons from Cyber war I Retrieved from

Hodge, N. and Entous, A. (2011) Oil Firms Hit by Hackers from China, Report says Retrieved from

Masters, J. (2011) Confronting the Cyber Threat Retrieved August 21, 2011 from

The New York Times (2012) Cyber attacks on Iran - Stuxnet and Flame Retrieved from


PBS Frontline (2012) Computer Crime Laws Retrieved from

Shiels, M. (2010) US tech coalition calls for new online privacy law BBC News Retrieved from


CBS News (2011) Did the Internet Kill Privacy? Retrieved from

Privacy Rights Clearing House (2011) Fact Sheet 7: WorkPlace Privacy and Employee Monitoring. Retrieved July 14, 2011 from

Savage, David G. (2010) High Court Rejects Workers' Text Privacy. Retrived July 14, 2011 from

Smith, Catherine and Craig Kanalley. (2011) Fired Over Facebook: 13 Posts That Got People CANNED. Retrieved July 14, 2011 from

Zeider, Rita. (2007) Hr Magazine: How Deep Can You Probe? Retreived July 18, 2011 from