COMPUTERS: Key-Punch Crooks

In the hierarchy of criminals, forgers and safecrackers have long enjoyed elite status because of their special skills. Now they may be topped by the computer criminal. According to Stanford Research Institute Computer Specialist Donn B. Parker, who recently completed a study of 100 crimes involving computers, the potential for illicit gain from the machines is so vast that dishonest employees and even ambitious outsiders will increasingly be tempted to put their knowledge to unlawful use. A handful of keypunch crooks have already thought of some ingenious ways to defraud the Brain,...

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