Cybercrime in Australia

Roderic Broadhurst, 2017, “Cybercrime”, The Australian and New Zealand Handbook of Criminology, Crime, and Justice, Deckert, Antje, and Richard Sarre Eds. Palgrave McMillan: Chapter 19, Forthcoming

17 Pages Posted: 12 Nov 2016

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Roderic Broadhurst

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

Date Written: November 6, 2016

Abstract

This chapter briefly reports the prevalence, definitions and scope of cybercrime including the dual role of ‘weaponed’ malware. It also outlines the history and role of hackers as well as online criminal networks in the dissemination of malicious software. Various forms of cybercrime are described including the use of deception or social engineering in the exploitation of computer systems or acquisition of identities. The importance of international co-operation in the suppression of cybercrime is illustrated by the co-ordination required in response to the proliferation of child exploitation materials (CEM). The chapter concludes with a summary of the challenges for law enforcement and the pressing need for broad partnerships in the prevention of cybercrime.

Keywords: cybercrime, hackers, child exploitation materials, social engineering

Suggested Citation

Broadhurst, Roderic, Cybercrime in Australia (November 6, 2016). Roderic Broadhurst, 2017, “Cybercrime”, The Australian and New Zealand Handbook of Criminology, Crime, and Justice, Deckert, Antje, and Richard Sarre Eds. Palgrave McMillan: Chapter 19, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2865295

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

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