Cybercrime: Thieves, Swindlers, Bandits and Privateers in Cyberspace

30 Pages Posted: 28 Jul 2017

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Roderic Broadhurst

Australian National University (ANU); ANU Cybercrime Observatory

Date Written: July 27, 2017

Abstract

This chapter describes the definitions and scope of cybercrime including an outline of the history of hackers and the role of criminal networks and markets in the dissemination of malicious software. Cybercrime types and methods are described, including the widespread use of deception in computer misuse and identity theft. The challenges facing law enforcement and the important role of private and public partnerships, as well as cross-national co-operation in the suppression of cybercrime are illustrated.

Keywords: cybercrime, on-line offenders, malware-as-a-service, Cybercrime Convention

Suggested Citation

Broadhurst, Roderic, Cybercrime: Thieves, Swindlers, Bandits and Privateers in Cyberspace (July 27, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3009574 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3009574

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

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