The prevalence, definitions, and scope of cybercrime including the dual role of ‘weaponed’ malware are reviewed in this chapter. Also outlined are the history and role of hackers and online criminal networks in the dissemination of malicious software. Various forms of cybercrime are described including the use of deception or social engineering in the exploitation of computer systems or acquisition of identities. The importance of international cooperation in the suppression of cybercrime is illustrated by the coordination required in response to the proliferation of child exploitation materials (CEM). This chapter concludes with a summary of the challenges for law enforcement and the pressing need for broad partnerships in the prevention of cybercrime.
|Title of host publication
|The Palgrave Handbook of Australian and New Zealand Criminology, Crime and Justice
|Antje Deckert & Rick Sarre
|Place of Publication
|Published - 2017