Investigations on the Internet and Computer Networks (Student’s name) (Institution’s Name) Investigations on the Internet and Computer Networks Utilization of internet and computer networks has grown fast in last decade so has the chance for electronic crime. Unlawful activity can be facilitated online. Criminals can mask their identity share and trade information gather information on victims and collaborate with co-conspirators. Electronic mail chat rooms and file sharing networks can all produce proof to an investigation of computer-related crime (Hagy 2010). The Technical Working Group has developed a report that can assist in investigating High Technology Crimes which will be a resource to people investigating the Internet and other computer networks. AOL (American Online Inc.) has frequently been charged with computer fraud (Hagy 2010). This paper will demonstrate ways they would have committed the crime and those involved to prove the offense was committed. Fraud is the He used it to get access to computer systems and stole information worth more than $1million. At a similar period Robert Morris Jr. son of the then-chief of National Computer Security Center was also arrested but not charged with the unleashed Morris Worm that increased computer vulnerability and stole millions of dollars. Therefore despite having computer experts protecting our systems against such calamities there should also be strict laws to strike those found guilty of such indictments. References Bem D. & Huebner E. (2007). Computer forensic analysis in a virtual environment. International journal of digital evidence 6(2) 1-13. Hagy D. W. (2010). Investigations involving the Internet and computer networks. DIANE Publishing. Kerr O. S. (2009). Vagueness Challenges to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Marcella Jr A. & Greenfield R. S. (Eds.). (2002). Cyber forensics: a field manual for collecting examining and preserving evidence of computer crimes. CRC Press. [...]
Review the case titled: “ U.S. v. AOL” found in chapter thirteen (13) of the textbook. Then, refer to the report titled “ Investigations Involving the Internet and Computer Networks” dated January 2007 by the Department of Justice located at www.ncjrs.gov Write a 3-4 page paper in which you: Interpret how you believe a computer was used to commit the crimes they were being accused of. Suggest at least two (2) examples of certified professionals that could have been used for this case and the influence they would have provided for the prosecutions testimony. Determine the type of computer forensic skills and procedures or tools that could have been used to extract and preserve the data. Determine the documentation procedures that could have been used to document the evidence , and argue whether this would have changed the outcome of the trial. Research the Internet and other media sources for cases that lost due to not having accurate or sufficient digital evidence. Compare and contrast the various circumstances that were available in each case. Use at least four (4) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.