Cybercrime

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Nouvelle publication: “From online to offline sexual offending: Episodes and obstacles”

F. Fortin, S. Paquette, and B. Dupont (2018), From online to offline sexual offending: Episodes and obstacles, Aggression and Violent Behavior, 39, 33-41. Abstract: Script theory explains how different types of crime may be committed in a particular sequence. While researchers have traditionally been interested in crimes against property and crimes against persons, this study analyzes a new […] Read more

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Darkode: Recruitment patterns and transactional features of “the most dangerous cybercrime forum in the world”

This article explores the social and market dynamics of Darkode, an invitation-only cybercrime forum that was dismantled by the FBI in July 2015 and was described by a U.S. Attorney as “the most sophisticated English-speaking forum for criminal computer hackers in the world”. Based on a leaked database of 4788 discussion threads, we examine the selection […] Read more

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New publication: "La gouvernance polycentrique du cybercrime: Les réseaux fragmentés de la coopération internationale"

B. Dupont, (2016), La gouvernance polycentrique du cybercrime: Les réseaux fragmentés de la coopération internationale, Cultures et Conflits, (102), 95-120. Abstract: One of the main features of digital crime is its transnational character, which seems to pose a major challenge to the harmonization and coordination of police resources, which are by definition local. However, an empirical analysis of the […] Read more

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La gouvernance polycentrique du cybercrime: Les réseaux fragmentés de la coopération internationale

One of the main features of digital crime is its transnational character, which seems to pose a major challenge to the harmonization and coordination of police resources, which are by definition local. However, an empirical analysis of the international governance of cybercrime provides an alternative reading. This article uses a social network analysis (SNA) approach […] Read more

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Conférence au Coeur des sciences de l’UQAM (23 février 2017) – La cybersécurité est-elle possible?

This content is not available in the selected language. Avec plus de 230 000 attaques par jour contre des états, des entreprises ou des individus, serons-nous un jour capable d’assurer notre cybersécurité? Quelles sont les contraintes techniques, légales, diplomatiques, économiques et politiques à surmonter? À quels différents types d’attaques et d’attaquants faisons-nous face? Revient-il aux militaires, […] Read more

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New publication: "Les liens faibles du crime en ligne: écologie de la méfiance au sein de deux communautés de hackers malveillants"

B. Dupont, (2016), Les liens faibles du crime en ligne: écologie de la méfiance au sein de deux communautés de hackers malveillants, Réseaux, (197-198), 109-136. Abstract: The trust dilemma that online offenders face is often underestimated in studies on the transformations of criminality that the digital revolution triggered. However, in a context where various forms of technical and […] Read more

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Les liens faibles du crime en ligne: écologie de la méfiance au sein de deux communautés de hackers malveillants

The trust dilemma that online offenders face is often underestimated in studies on the transformations of criminality that the digital revolution triggered. However, in a context where various forms of technical and organizational expertise are required to carry out lucrative projects, relations of trust play a decisive role in excluding partners who do not seem […] Read more

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New publication: “Bots, cops, and corporations: on the limits of enforcement and the promise of polycentric regulation as a way to control large-scale cybercrime”

This content is not available in the selected language. B. Dupont, (2016), Bots, cops and corporations: on the limits of enforcement and the promise of polycentric regulation as a way to control large-scale cybercrime, Crime, Law and Social Change, doi:10.1007/s10611-016-9649-z. Abstract: Botnets currently pose the most serious threat to the digital ecosystem, providing an infrastructure that enables bank […] Read more