Social Engineering and Crime Prevention in Cyberspace

24 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 2012

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Roderic Broadhurst

Australian National University (ANU); ANU Cybercrime Observatory; School of Regulation & Global Governance (RegNet)

Nicholas Chantler

Queensland University of Technology

Date Written: October 14, 2008

Abstract

This paper highlights methods of syntactic and semantic social engineering attacks (human-based and computer-based) that are currently prevalent in the cyber community. It will also discuss emerging trends and, the likely future direction cyber-crime will take with respect to social engineering. The risks of deception in the on-line environment appear to be increasing and with the rapid growth of internet access a large pool of people are likely to be exposed to manipulation. The legal response to on-line forms of deception or social engineering remains fragmented and inadequate failing to recognize the increased potential of organized criminal activity.

Keywords: cybercrime, deception, social engineering

Suggested Citation

Broadhurst, Roderic and Chantler, Nicholas, Social Engineering and Crime Prevention in Cyberspace (October 14, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2138714 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2138714

Roderic Broadhurst (Contact Author)

Australian National University (ANU) ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Australia

ANU Cybercrime Observatory ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

School of Regulation & Global Governance (RegNet) ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

Nicholas Chantler

Queensland University of Technology ( email )

2 George Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Australia

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