Tagged: cybercrime

Catching Credit Thieves: A Global Approach

The U.S. Department of Justice published a new report, “Examining the Structure, Organization, and Processes of the International Market for Stolen Data”, by Thomas Holt and Olga Smirnova.  This report found that Russia provides a “home base” for hackers and that many hackers and data thieves are operating primarily in...

Economic Impact of Cybercrime and Cyber Espionage

The Center for Strategic and International Studies and McAfee, Inc. have published a report on the Economic Impact of Cybercrime and Cyber Espionage. From the report: “Is cybercrime, cyber espionage, and other malicious cyber activities what some call ‘the greatest transfer of wealth in human history,’ or is it what...

Findings from the 2013 State of Cybercrime Survey

PricewaterhouseCoopers Firm (PwC) has released the most recent findings of its eleventh survey on cybercrime trends. The survey consulted 500 executives, security experts, and others from both the private and public sectors to uncover their views on the state of cybercrime. The “state of cybercrime” for the purposes of this...

New Report on Recent Cyber Crime/Scams

Yesterday, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), which is a partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), released a report titled, “Internet Crime Complaint Center’s (IC3) Scam Alerts.” The report is “based upon information from law enforcement and complaints submitted to the IC3, details recent...

How Internet Schemes Work and the Cyber-Scammers’ Scorecard for 2011

A new report provides consumers and law enforcement not only data statistics for cyber-crime but an explanation of how each internet scam is run as well. 300,000 alleged criminal acts and attempts provide the data on which the Internet Crime Complaint Center’s (IC3) 2011 Internet Crime Report is based. Unfortunately,...

Jihadists and Crime on the Internet

Jihad, Crime, and the Internet: Content Analysis of Jihadist Forum Discussions This is a recent report that was submitted to the National Institute of Justice in fulfillment of a grant from the Department of Justice. The report focuses on how Jihadists and terrorists use forums on the internet. Over the...