The Inside Scoop on CyberCrime: Pearson's Que Publishing Releases Cyber Crime Fighters: Tales from the Trenches -- Actual Cases from Leading Internet Law Enforcement Investigators Illustrate the Dangers of Online Crime

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In 2007, Internet crime in the U.S. hit a record $240 million in losses, up by $40 million from the previous year. Cyber Crime Fighters: Tales from the Trenches, new from Que Publishing, takes readers behind the headlines, spotlighting actual cases and criminals committing crimes on social networks and YouTube, cyberstalking, criminal cyber-bullying, online child predators, identity theft, and cell phone felonies.

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Written by Felicia Donovan, an FBI recognized investigator, and Kristyn Bernier, a NH Department of Justice and NH Attorney General's Office recognized detective, Cyber Crime Fighters reveals the Internet crime wave from the perspective of law enforcement insiders, and informs readers on how to avoid being victimized themselves.

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According to its annual report, The FBI received 207,000 Internet complaints in 2007, with a total fraud value of $239 million. Approximately one in seven 10 to 17-years-old Internet users are approached with a sexual solicitation online (according to online victimization research). Cyber Crime Fighters: Tales from the Trenches has a companion website and blog, http://www.cybercrimefighters.biz/. The suggested retail price for the book is $21.99 U.S. The book is available for download via Safari Books Online at http://safari.informit.com. About the Authors

Felicia Donovan (NH) is a law enforcement technology and cybercrime expert who spent ten years as information systems manager at a New England police department. Kristyn Bernier (NH) is a detective and 15-year veteran of a New England-based police department, currently specializing in undercover work in fighting Internet crimes.

About Pearson

The global leader in educational and professional publishing, Pearson is home to such respected brands as Addison-Wesley Professional, Cisco Press, Exam Cram, IBM Press, Prentice Hall Professional, Que, and Sams Publishing, which have as their online publishing arm, InformIT (http://www.informit.com) - The Trusted Technology Learning Source. In addition, Berkeley-based Peachpit (http://www.peachpit.com), the publishing partner for Adobe Press, Apple Certified, and others, publishes best-selling books for creative design professionals. Pearson is also co-founder, with O'Reilly Media Inc., of Safari Books Online (http://safari.informit.com), the premier on-demand digital library providing thousands of expert reference materials through a single point of contact, including expert technology, creative and design, business and management resources in video and text formats. Pearson Education is part of Pearson (NYSE: PSO), the international media company. Pearson's other primary businesses include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.

Keyword tags:Internet, Cybercrime, FBI, criminals

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