Crime online: cybercrime and illegal innovation

Rush, Howard, Smith, Chris, Kraemer-Mbula, Erika and Tang, Puay (2009) Crime online: cybercrime and illegal innovation NESTA, London, UK.


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With the growing sophistication and use of information technology, the past decade has seen a major growth in cybercrime. Broadly described, cybercrime refers to all types of crime that exploit modern telecommunications networks, in which computers or computer networks are used for criminal activity. This report focuses exclusively on financial cybercrime, specifically credit card fraud and identity theft. Financial cybercrime has increased dramatically in recent years and looks set to increase further as the proliferation of communications technology proceeds apace and reaches regions of the world with many underemployed poor people with information technology skills who can take advantage of cybercrime opportunities. The current global recession will likely increase this trend still further.

Item Type:Other form of assessable output
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cybercrime; Computer crime; Innovation; Technological capabilities; Finance and crime; CENTRIM
Subjects:N000 Business and Management > N200 Management studies > N210 Management techniques > N215 Change and Innovation
Faculties:Brighton Business School > Centre for Research in Innovation Management
ID Code:5800
Deposited By:editor centrim
Deposited On:22 Jul 2009
Last Modified:13 Jul 2012 17:37

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