Cyber Crime

Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime, L. Paoli, Oxford University Press, 2013, DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199730445.013.003

31 Pages Posted: 17 Oct 2013  

Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo

The University of Texas at San Antonio

Peter Grabosky

Australian National University (ANU) - Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS); School of Regulation & Global Governance (RegNet)

Date Written: October 15, 2013

Abstract

This essay considers how information and communications technologies (ICT) are used by organized crime groups. Three categories of groups are identified: traditional organized criminal groups, which make use of ICT to enhance their terrestrial criminal activities; organized cybercriminal groups, which operate exclusively online; and organized groups of ideologically and politically motivated individuals (including state and state-sponsored actors), who make use of ICT to facilitate their criminal conduct. We feel that it is important to draw a distinction between these types of organized criminal groups, particularly when formulating cybersecurity policy, because cybercriminality is not a monolithic threat. The article will note the transnational nature of much organized criminal activity and will discuss mechanisms for the control of organized crime in the digital age.

Keywords: Cybercrime, cybersecurity, organized cybercriminal groups, organized criminal groups

JEL Classification: C88, C89, K42, K49

Suggested Citation

Choo, Kim-Kwang Raymond and Grabosky, Peter, Cyber Crime (October 15, 2013). Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime, L. Paoli, Oxford University Press, 2013, DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199730445.013.003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2340803

Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo (Contact Author)

The University of Texas at San Antonio ( email )

San Antonio, TX 78249
United States
+12104587867 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://https://sites.google.com/site/raymondchooau/

Peter Grabosky

Australian National University (ANU) - Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS) ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia
51509 (6125 1509) (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.anu.edu.au/dirs/c5_search.php

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

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

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