Structural analysis of online criminal social networks

Yip, Michael, Shadbolt, Nigel and Webber, Craig (2012) Structural analysis of online criminal social networks. In, 2012 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI), Arlington, US, 11 - 14 Jun 2012. , 60-65. (doi:10.1109/ISI.2012.6284092).


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Over the last decade, a sophisticated underground economy has emerged over the Internet in which cybercriminals collaborate and trade different goods and services. This study takes a unique approach towards understanding the functioning of the underground economy by focusing on the social dynamics between the cybercriminals. Using anonymized private messaging records from four underground forums formerly operating as online black markets, this study aims to examine the structural properties of the networks of personal interactions between the cybercriminals and to turn the findings into actionable intelligence for tackling the problem of profit-driven cybercrime.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1109/ISI.2012.6284092
ISBNs: 9781467321051 (hardback)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
K Law > K Law (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 337076
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
14 June 2012Published
April 2012Made publicly available
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2012 13:21
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:26
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