Edited by Dr. Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA
In 1995 Computer Fraud took down England’s oldest bank. In 1996, Omega Engineering Company lost over $10 million to one disgruntled employee’s computer fraud. In 2001, two Cisco systems employees stole $8 million in computer stock option refunds through computer fraud. And technology experts and professional crime fighters predict that computer crime will continue to explode in the coming years. Brimming with these and other astonishing real-life case studies written by the ACFE members who investigated them, Computer Fraud Casebook reveals how vulnerable all businesses are to fraud and offers investigation and prevention guidance to stop cyber-thieves in their virtual tracks.
Author Joseph T. Wells, CFE, founder and Chairman of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, provides readers with an understanding of the scope and complexity of computer crime. Focusing on cases committed in the workplace, Wells introduces the scam methods and techniques that were unheard of just a few years ago. His comprehensive compilation forms a clear picture of the many types of computer fraud out there – including e-mail fraud, online auction fraud, security breaches and counterfeiting – and how they were investigated across industries and throughout the world. Once fraud occurs, recovering the victim’s money is difficult, if not impossible. The forty-two case studies in Computer Fraud Casebook reveal how and why prevention is the number-one goal of the anti-fraud specialist.
From their rise to success through their cunning and diabolical schemes to their eventual capture and downfall, Computer Fraud Casebook is full of amazing stories of the investigators’ dedication, skill and intelligence to uncover fraudsters and put an end to corruption.
Hardcover, 424 Pages
John Wiley & Sons Publishing