Cybercrime in the Greater China Region: Regulatory Responses and Crime Prevention across the Taiwan Strait

Yao-Chung (Lennon) Chang

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    Abstract

    Cybercrime is a worldwide problem of rapidly increasing magnitude and, of the countries in the Asia Pacific region, Taiwan and China are suffering most. This timely book discusses the extent and nature of cybercrime in and between Taiwan and China, focussing especially on the prevalence of botnets (collections of computers that have been compromised and used for malicious purposes). The book uses routine activity theory to analyse Chinese and Taiwanese legal responses to cybercrime, and reviews mutual assistance between the two countries as well as discussing third party cooperation. To prevent the spread of cybercrime, the book argues the case for a 'wiki' approach to cybercrime and a feasible pre-warning system. Learning from lessons in infectious disease prevention and from aviation safety reporting, Cybercrime in the Greater China Region proposes a feasible information security incident reporting and response system. Academics, government agency workers, policymakers and those in the information security or legal compliance divisions in public and private sectors will find much to interest them in this timely study.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationCheltenham UK
    PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
    Number of pages249
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Print)9780857936677
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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