Industry of Anonymity - Inside the Business of Cybercrime


Industry of Anonymity: Inside the Business of Cybercrime
The most extensive account yet of the lives of cybercriminals and the vast international industry they have created, deeply sourced and based on field research in the world’s technology-crime hotspots

Join UNSW Canberra Cyber on
Monday 29th April, for the launch of
Industry of Anonymity
written by
Jonathan Lusthaus

 Cybercrime now operates like a business. Its goods and services may be illicit, but it is highly organized, complex, driven by profit, and globally interconnected. This talk examines the underground economy and how it works. In particular, it seeks to make sense of the strategies cybercriminals use to build a thriving industry in a low-trust environment characterized by a precarious combination of anonymity and teamwork. It is based on 7 years of fieldwork in cybercrime hotspots around the world, including in Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Brazil, Nigeria, China and the USA. The core source of data is interviews with almost 250 law enforcement agents, security professionals and former cybercriminals. Jonathan’s research focusses on the "human" side of profit-driven cybercrime: who cybercriminals are and how they are organised. 


Monday 29 April 2019
4:30PM arrival for 5:00PM Start
Building 32, Lecture Theatre 09
UNSW Canberra at ADFA
Northcott Drive, Campbell, ACT

Registrations close 22 April



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