Sizing cybercrime: incidents and accidents, hints and allegations

Cybercrime is big. But how big is it really? In a paper presented at VB2015 and together with the presentation video published on our website today, ESET researcher Stephen Cobb looks at previous studies that attempt the size of cybercrime and asks why we need such data and what can be done better.

Sizing cybercrime: incidents and accidents, hints and allegations

How big is cybercrime?

Various attempts have been made to measure the size of cybercrime around the world, or in individual countries, but how reliable are the methodologies used, and what do they actually measure?

In the paper “Sizing cybercrime: incidents and accidents, hints and allegations” presented at VB2015 in Prague, ESETresearcher Stephen Cobb looked at the available literature on the issue and tried among other things to answer these questions.

You can read Stephen’s paper here in HTML-format, or download it here as a PDF, and find the video on our YouTube channel, or embedded below.

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Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Feb 11, 2016

https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2016/02/vb2015-paper-sizing-cybercrime-incidents-and-accidents-hints-and-allegations/

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