The darkside of the darkweb: learning of criminal behaviour online

Italian Hacker Camp

The darkside of the darkweb: learning of criminal behaviour online

Speakers:

Mariya Karayotova


The emergence of dark web marketplaces selling a range of illicit goods: drugs, weapons, stolen data and hacker tools. Scholars have argued that these marketplaces have transformed the hacker community and have the potential to make hacking accessible to traditional criminal groups. The darknet forums have turned into platforms where users can exchange knowledge on efficient methods to carry out data breaches and make use of stolen credit card and bank information. Studies argue that owing to this knowledge exchange, users of cryptomarkets can quickly engage in financial fraud without sophisticated technical skills. My Ph. D. dissertation explores the learning process on darknet forums by applying one of the general theories of crime: social learning theory. That’s why I want to talk with the ethical part of the hacker community about the way criminal behaviour can be learn online and what they can do to prevent it.

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Mariya Karayotova

Mariya Karayotova is a XXXI cycle Ph.D. candidate of the International Ph.D. Programme in Criminology at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan and a researcher at Transcrime. Prior to joining Transcrime, from October 2013 until October 2015, she worked as an Analyst at the Security Program of the Center for the Study of Democracy in Bulgaria, where she was involved in projects on organised crime, corruption and border security. At Transcrime, her research activities focus on malicious hackers and online activities of organised crime and terrorist groups.

Informazioni pratiche

Data
02/08/2018 17:20
Durata
30 minuti
Location
VOGSPHERE