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Reputation influences collaboration within cryptomarket for drugs

Cryptomarkets are online “marketplaces” that are only accessible using encryption software, which hides the identity and location of users. This coding technology makes it difficult for law enforcers to tackle these marketplaces. The markets can be found in the Dark Web, the part of the Internet not indexed by search engines. Trust problem due to […]

Cybercrime has serious consequences for its victims

Online crimes include offences such as hacking into a database containing personal details or using a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack to paralyse a bank’s website. ‘Conventional’ offences can also be committed online, however. Examples of this would be online fraud, stalking, making threats, and distributing images of child sexual abuse. Online offences differ […]

Who bothers to report cybercrime?

For this research, they used data from the Veiligheidsmonitor over a period of four years (2012-2015). A total of 127,413 offences were investigated, and it was ascertained whether the victims of the offences reported this to the police. More than 36,000 offences were forms of cybercrime, such as identity theft, consumer fraud or hacking. The […]

Victim support in a digitised society

There are already more victims from hacking each year than from bicycle theft Online criminality is a new and diffuse form of criminality. That is reason enough for the Ministry of Justice and Security to commission research into whether the victim support policy needs to be adjusted in this regard. Because what is the impact […]

Presentation of Cybercrime research agenda | 16 May 2017 | The Hague

When Tuesday 16 May 2017, 11:00 – 11:30 AM. Where The World Café in the World Forum, The Hague (side event of the International One Conference) Programme Introduction by Prof. Thomas Holt (Michigan State University) and Dr Rutger Leukfeldt (postdoc researcher NSCR), editor of the research agenda. Presentation of the research agenda by Prof. Catrien […]