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Phillipe Very and Betrand Monnet

11:23, Mon 12 May 2008

IAS SEMINAR 3: 23/4/2008 Cybercrime: How Organized Crime Profit From Technology Cybercrime is a generic concept that covers a huge diversity of illicit activities developed by individuals as well as structured groups. Criminal organizations like mafias, cartels and gangs nowadays use cybercrime for attacking companies. They develop three types of strategies: predation, parasitism and competition. We reviewed how these criminal groups use information technology for implementing each strategy and its inherent tactics. This analysis illustrates the ability of organized crime to seize technological opportunities in order to invent new ways of assaulting their targets. Consequently, the security of the firm’s information systems needs to be revised and adapted to technological evolutions.

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