Tag Archives: Policing

Pedophile hunting and scambaiting

Tom Sorell from Warwick University Presentation from the CICC 2017-2018 Scientific Launch on the Subject of ‘Watchful Citizens:Policing from Below and Digital Vigilantism held the 2nd and 3rd November 2017 at the Université de Montreal. A comparison of vigilante activities directed at different criminal groups.  What are the differences between “pedophile hunting” and “scam baiting”? …

Cameron Field – Filling the Gaps: Typological Research, Enhancing Cyber Safety and Data

Presented at the SERENE-RISC Workshop, 2017 October Academics, scientists, private sector and public sector actors have long relied on sociodemographic data, marketing data and other typological clusters to set context, variables and other tools in their respective research efforts. Whether its cutting edge emergency medicine research or dated law enforcement research from the 1970s, sociodemographic …

Ryan Duquette – Law Enforcement Challenges in investigating cybercrimes

Presented at the SERENE-RISC Workshop, 2017 October Instances of cybercrime are now a daily occurrence and many of these attacks affect us all. The threat landscape is constantly changing and evolving and the threat actors are no longer “hackers” lurking in the shadows.  Cyber-attacks have been shown to cause mass disruption, widespread panic, and in …

Jessica Gunson – Understanding Fraud and How to Protect Against It

Presented at GoSec 2017 Jessica is an intelligence researcher/analyst with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). She has been with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) since 1998 and joined the Operational Support Unit in 2006. Jessica has previously been involved in most aspects of the CAFC disruption program. Along with providing tactical support to law …

U.S. Charges Russian FSB Officers and Their Criminal Conspirators for Hacking Yahoo and Millions of Email Accounts

A grand jury Northern District of California has indicted four defendants, including two officers of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), for computer hacking, economic espionage and other criminal offenses in connection with a conspiracy, beginning in January 2014, to access Yahoo’s network and the contents of webmail accounts. The defendants are Dmitry Aleksandrovich Dokuchaev, 33, …

Bitcoin: An impartial assessment of its use and potential for cybercrime

In this video, Prof. Jeremy Clark defines what bitcoin is, how it is used and its relation to cybercrime. This talk was presented in Toronto on May 31, 2016, at the SERENE-RISC Tutorial “Examining Cybercrime 2: Financial Edition”. Jeremy takes something mystical and clearly explains it. There’s this data structure which you may have heard …