Data Thieves in Action : Examining the International Market for Stolen Personal Information

Data Thieves in Action : Examining the International Market for Stolen Personal Information

Description

This book examines the practices of cybercriminals who steal and sell personal information acquired through various means, including mass data breaches, to engage in cybercrime and fraud. Using data from multiple English and Russian language web forums, the authors identify the range of products sold in these active on-line marketplaces and the prospective profits earned by these actors.
The social organization of these markets is analysed using sociological theory to understand the sophistication of the markets. Social network analyses of the relational networks of participants are also utilised to examine their sophistication and structure. In doing so, this work will contribute to the development of cybercrime studies, and will appeal to both social and computer scientists alike with an interest in the human aspects of cybercrime.


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Details

Author(s)
Thomas J. Holt, Olga A. Smirnova, Yi-Ting Chua
Format
Hardback | 157 pages
Dimensions
148 x 210 x 11.18mm | 3,241g
Publication date
07 Sep 2016
Publisher
Palgrave MacMillan
Publication City/Country
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
1st ed. 2016
Illustrations note
14 Illustrations, black and white; IX, 157 p. 14 illus.
ISBN10
1137589035
ISBN13
9781137589033