Abstracts: November 13th, 1998

Ward SPublic Finance, (UK), 6-12 Mar 98. Start page: 22 . No of pages: 3

Warns that the Internet can be dangerous because of viruses that can be downloaded innocently, and of stolen website information. Reports Audit Commission statistics showing a rise in computer misuse by public sector staff, detected mostly by accident, and gives examples of a fraudulent payroll clerk and a virus imported through a home-based PC. Focuses on the need for standard disciplinary action against offenders.

Subject(s): COMPUTER FRAUD, DISCIPLINE, PUBLIC SECTOR, EMPLOYEES, VIRUSES, UNITED KINGDOM

Database: AFA: Accounting & Finance Abstracts IMTA: Information Management & Technology Abstracts. Style: Journalistic. Reference: 27AH500

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