This chapter describes the definitions and scope of cybercrime including an outline of the history of hackers and the role of criminal networks and markets in the dissemination of malicious software and other contraband such as illicit drugs, stolen credit cards and personal identification, firearms, and criminal services. Different cybercrime types and methods are described, including the widespread use of â€˜social engineeringâ€™ or deception in computer misuse and identity theft. The challenges facing law enforcement in the suppression of cybercrime and the important role of private and public partnerships, as well as cross-national cooperation in the suppression of cybercrime is illustrated.
|Title of host publication||The Oxford Handbook of Cyber Security|
|Place of Publication||UK|
|Publisher||Oxford Handbooks Online|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|