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Cybercrime in Australia

Broadhurst, Roderic


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...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: The Palgrave Handbook of Australian and New Zealand Criminology, Crime and Justice
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-55747-2_15


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