Towards a conceptualisation of cloud cybercrime
The term ‘Cloud’ is actually a distracting misnomer that obfuscates attempts to systematically understand the impact of the cloud technologies, which have driven services that provide ‘on-demand’ computing resources with increasing effect since the mid-2000s. Moreover, ‘Cloud’ lacks the conceptual clarification needed to understand the implications of cloud technologies upon criminal behavior, crime analysis and also law enforcement.
Hackers are making personalised ransomware to target the most profitable and vulnerable
Once a piece of ransomware has got hold of your valuable information, there is very little you can do to get it back other than accede to the attacker’s demands. Ransomware, a type of malware that holds a computer to ransom, has become particularly prevalent in the past few years and virtually unbreakable encryption has made it an even more powerful force.
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime – University Module Series
UNDOC aims to support tertiary level educators and academics in their efforts to transmit knowledge and create a deeper understanding of rule of law related issues, with a focus on the subject areas of crime prevention and criminal justice, anti-corruption, organized crime, trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants, firearms, cybercrime, wildlife, forest and fisheries crime, counter-terrorism as well as integrity and ethics.
Money laundering in Bulgaria: state of affairs and policy implications
This Center for the Study of Democracy Policy Brief examines the evolution, implementation, and enforcement of the Bulgarian anti-money laundering (AML) legislation and recommends steps and actions for strengthening the existing national framework.
On the identification of suspicious users on social networks
The use of IT technology for the planning and implementation of illegal activities has been gaining ground in recent years. Nowadays, through the web and the social media, it is possible not only to divulge advertising for the disclosure of illicit activities, but also to take action that in the past needed to have people
Emerging challenges in Organized Cyber-Crime and Terrorist Networks
Organized Crime (OC) and Terrorist Networks (TN) have risen to major and persistent threats for the European Union and its population. The IT growth of the past decade caused a migration of OC/TN to the cyber domain as well as the introduction of cybercrime. As a consequence, the technological dimensions of criminal activities are becoming
Towards the discovering of similarities and behavioural patterns of suspicious user profiles on…
In the last decades, the human society has been facing with an increased number of terrorists and criminal attacks. With the advancement of the technology and growing use of the Internet, if on the one hand, the IT growth has improved the quality of people’s life and provided a lot of comforts, from the other
Cybercrime and Organized Crime
Cybercrime is now far away of hackers fighting with computer systems just for fun or to teas administrators. The growth of the digital economy completely changed the criminal scene where access to assets stored in the computer’s systems becomes a objective of the crime. Possibility of high profit combined with practically very low risks made
When safety interventions backfire: Why some measures can have very unexpected results
The net impact of interventions that prevent or reduce the associated costs of risky behaviors are not always positive. In some cases, protection measures can lead people to “forget to be afraid”, resulting in higher risk taking and negative net results. In the current research, we focus on safety measures (such as safety helmets and
Are Booter Services indicative of a new form of organised crime group online?
Recent changes in the cyberthreat landscape, especially high yield cybercrimes such as Ransomware and other crimes of extortion, are creating a logical (crime) environment for the creation of a more sustainable mafia-type hierarchical model of organised crime which specifically seeks to protect offenders, invest proceeds to increase wealth, power and influence and ultimately their sustainability.