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dc.contributor.authorPastrana, S
dc.contributor.authorHutchings, Alice
dc.contributor.authorCaines, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorButtery, Paula
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-31T06:51:15Z
dc.date.available2018-10-31T06:51:15Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.isbn9783030004699
dc.identifier.issn0302-9743
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/284436
dc.description.abstractUnderground forums contain many thousands of active users, but the vast majority will be involved, at most, in minor levels of deviance. The number who engage in serious criminal activity is small. That being said, underground forums have played a significant role in several recent high-profile cybercrime activities. In this work we apply data science approaches to understand criminal pathways and characterize key actors related to illegal activity in one of the largest and longest- running underground forums. We combine the results of a logistic regression model with k-means clustering and social network analysis, verifying the findings using topic analysis. We identify variables relating to forum activity that predict the likelihood a user will become an actor of interest to law enforcement, and would therefore benefit the most from intervention. This work provides the first step towards identifying ways to deter the involvement of young people away from a career in cybercrime.
dc.description.sponsorshipAlan Turing Institute
dc.publisherSpringer International Publishing
dc.titleCharacterizing eve: Analysing cybercrime actors in a large underground forum
dc.typeConference Object
prism.endingPage227
prism.publicationDate2018
prism.publicationNameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
prism.startingPage207
prism.volume11050 LNCS
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.31808
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-05-29
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1007/978-3-030-00470-5_10
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-01-01
dc.contributor.orcidPastrana, S [0000-0003-1036-6359]
dc.contributor.orcidHutchings, Alice [0000-0003-3037-2684]
dc.contributor.orcidCaines, Andrew [0000-0001-9647-4902]
dc.identifier.eissn1611-3349
rioxxterms.typeConference Paper/Proceeding/Abstract
pubs.funder-project-idEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/M020320/1)
pubs.funder-project-idAlan Turing Institute (DS_SDS_1718_4)
cam.issuedOnline2018-09-07
pubs.conference-nameRAID 2018: 21st International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions, and Defenses
pubs.conference-start-date2018-09-10
pubs.conference-finish-date2018-09-12


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