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Exploring Cybercriminal Activities, Behaviors, and Profiles

Bada, Maria and Nurse, Jason R. C. (2023) Exploring Cybercriminal Activities, Behaviors, and Profiles. In: Mukherjee, Sumitava and Dutt, Varun and Srinivasan, Narayanan, eds. Applied Cognitive Science and Technology. Springer, pp. 109-120. ISBN 978-981-9939-65-7. E-ISBN 978-981-9939-66-4. (doi:10.1007/978-981-99-3966-4_7) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:102602)

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While modern society benefits from a range of technological advancements, it also is exposed to an ever-increasing set of cybersecurity threats. These affect all areas of life including business, government, and individuals. To complement technology solutions to this problem, it is crucial to understand more about cybercriminal perpetrators themselves, their use of technology, psychological aspects, and profiles. This is a topic that has received little socio-technical research emphasis in the technology community, has few concrete research findings, and is thus a prime area for development. The aim of this article is to explore cybercriminal activities and behavior from a psychology and human aspects perspective, through a series of notable case studies. We examine motivations, psychological and other interdisciplinary concepts as they may impact/influence cybercriminal activities. We expect this paper to be of value and particularly insightful for those studying technology, psychology, and criminology, with a focus on cybersecurity and cybercrime.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-981-99-3966-4_7
Uncontrolled keywords: Cybersecurity, Cyberpsychology, Cognition, Human aspects, Cybercrime, Cybercriminal, Online offender, Behavior
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science)
T Technology
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
University-wide institutes > Institute of Cyber Security for Society
Depositing User: Jason Nurse
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2023 10:21 UTC
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2024 14:28 UTC
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