The use of the Internet for the purpose of crime is a rapidly growing phenomenon that requires a proactive and coordinated response (UNODC 2013). Cybercriminals increasingly use sophisticated tools and methods to distribute a wide range of malicious content, often combining deceptive “social engineering” tricks with spam emails, hosting of phishing sites, and identity theft (Smith and Hutchings 2014). Unsolicited bulk, mass emails, or “spam,” pose a global challenge because this remains a major vector for the dissemination of malware.
|Title of host publication
|Cybercrime Risks and Responses. Eastern and Western Perspectives
|Russell G. Smith, Ray Chak-Chung Cheung, Laurie Yiu-Chung Lau
|Place of Publication
|Basingstoke and New York
|Palgrave Macmillan Ltd
|Published - 2015