A direct insight into victims of cybercrime

Patterson, Nicholas, Hobbs, Michael and Palmer, Darren 2013, A direct insight into victims of cybercrime, in TrustCom 2013 : Proceedings of the 12th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, IEEE Computer Society, Piscataway, N.J., pp. 603-610.

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Title A direct insight into victims of cybercrime
Author(s) Patterson, Nicholas
Hobbs, Michael
Palmer, Darren
Conference name IEEE Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications. Conference (12th : 2013 : Melbourne, Victoria)
Conference location Melbourne, Victoria
Conference dates 16-18 Jul. 2013
Title of proceedings TrustCom 2013 : Proceedings of the 12th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2013
Conference series IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications
Start page 603
End page 610
Total pages 8
Publisher IEEE Computer Society
Place of publication Piscataway, N.J.
Keyword(s) virtual worlds
virtual property theft
security
victims
survey
cybercrime
Summary With increasing popularity and 1.9 billion cumulative registered accounts, virtual worlds are seeing an increase in a cybercrime named Virtual Property Theft. Currently, there is no data available on victim's perception of reasons for this theft. In this study, the authors aim to identify these reasons, and fill the need for a deeper understanding of VPT. This study used a survey including questions on virtual property ownership, theft, recovery and security. This survey is the first to report the views of victims of theft and remarkably showed although users are aware of offenders and have adequate security knowledge, 23% still become victims. This highlights that cyber criminals have found loopholes in existing security systems. Finally, given the continual growth of virtual worlds, it is essential to develop new policies and effective regulations. In this paper we will discuss the most critical survey results relating to security and provide statistical analysis.
ISBN 9780769550220
Language eng
Field of Research 100503 Computer Communications Networks
160201 Causes and Prevention of Crime
190202 Computer Gaming and Animation
Socio Economic Objective 890203 Computer Gaming Software
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
HERDC collection year 2013
Copyright notice ©2013, IEEE
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30060777

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