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
Date Written: November 6, 2016
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
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