Cyber-crime

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Cyber attacks
Cyberterrorism
NARROWER TERMS
Report

Identity crime and misuse in Australia: results of the 2021 online survey

Identity crime is common in Australia and internationally, affecting millions of individuals, businesses and government agencies annually. This bulletin presents the findings of the latest survey of identity crime and misuse undertaken by the Australian Institute of Criminology, as part of the Australian government’s National...
Strategy

Ransomware action plan

This document outlines the capabilities and powers that Australia will use to combat ransomware, seeks feedback on other regulatory reforms or voluntary incentives needed to promote the cyber security resilience of our digital economy, and provides information on where victims can go for help.​
Report

Why Latin America should protect, not persecute, information security researchers

This report aims to increase awareness of the hostile environment for security research in four Latin American countries — Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, and Mexico — and propose solutions to protect this important work.
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Responding to cybercrime: results of a comparison between community members and police personnel

This paper examines the views of the Australian community and law enforcement officers about the policing of cybercrime.
Discussion paper

Strengthening Australia’s cyber security regulations and incentives: a call for views

This discussion paper seeks the public's views about how the Australian government can encourage businesses to invest in cyber security, including through possible regulatory changes.
Report

Estimating the cost of pure cybercrime to Australian individuals

This report estimates the cost of pure cyber-crime to individuals in Australia in 2019.
Policy report

Exfiltrate, encrypt, extort: the global rise of ransomware and Australia’s policy options

All governments, civil society groups and businesses—large and small—need to know how to manage and mitigate the risk of ransomware, but organisations can’t deal with the attacks on their own. This policy report addresses key areas in Australia where new policies and strategies and improved...
Report

Fraud and its relationship to pandemics and economic crises: from Spanish flu to COVID-19

This report seeks to draw out the common characteristics of frauds associated with pandemics. The report identifies some novel crime types and methodologies arising during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 that were not seen in previous pandemics.
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Illicit firearms and other weapons on darknet markets

This study provides a snapshot of the availability of weapons across eight omnibus or ‘High Street’ and 12 specialist darknet or illicit cryptomarkets between July and December 2019.
Report

Technology-facilitated gender-based violence: an overview

This paper serves as an introduction to technology-facilitated gender-based violence (TFGBV) and many of the concepts that will serve as the basis for a new research project. Relying on the research done to date on TFGBV, this paper reviews some of the more common forms...
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The great cyber surrender: how police and governments abandon cybercrime victims

In the most comprehensive transatlantic study of its kind, this report finds that the approach of both police and policymakers to tackling cybercrime is so inadequate that it is tantamount to surrender.
Report

Partnership against cybercrime

This report presents the recommendations of the Partnership against Cybercrime Working Group as a first step towards establishing a global architecture for cooperation. The report argues that public-private partnership against cybercrime is the only way to gain an edge over cybercriminals. The report provides key...
Report

Malware in spam email: risks and trends in the Australian Spam Intelligence Database

Fighting spam requires a combination of technology and crime prevention strategies. This report suggests that the creation of effective partnerships between law enforcement agencies and stakeholders, such as ISPs and the private sector, is vital.
Report

ACSC Annual cyber threat report: July 2019 to June 2020

This report identifies and describes key cyber security threats targeting Australian systems and networks, and provides a range of examples and real-world case studies of malicious activity targeting Australian networks, between July 2019 and June 2020. It provides mitigation advice that all Australians and organisations...
Report

Identity crime and misuse in Australia 2019

This report examines the nature, extent and impact of identity crime and misuse in Australia for the year 2018–19. It presents data from Commonwealth, state and territory agencies as well as from the private sector and other non-government sources.
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Identity crime and misuse in Australia: results of the 2019 online survey

This report presents the findings of the latest survey of identity crime and misuse undertaken by the Australian Institute of Criminology as part of the Australian Government’s National Identity Security Strategy.
Report

Counting the costs of identity crime and misuse in Australia, 2018–19

This report examines the cost and impact of identity crime and misuse on the Australian economy for the 2018–19 financial year. The results, combined with data collected from stakeholders, will help policymakers raise awareness of identity crime and reduce its incidence and impact throughout Australia.
Policy report

Cybercrime in Southeast Asia

This report argues that Australia’s current approach to fighting cybercrime needs to be augmented to account more seriously for the local dimension, particularly in Southeast Asia, and our fight against cybercrime should be more targeted, enduring and forward-looking.
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Cybercrime prevention principles for internet service providers

The working group that contributed to the development of the principles outlined in this report agreed that all internet service providers (ISPs) should explore and ideally commit to implementing the recommendations on their own networks, due to the significant impact this could have on the...
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The identity theft response system

Identity theft continues to grow in prevalence and complexity. Despite this growth, little is known about the identity theft response system and how it assists victims to recover. This study examines the response system by analysing 211 identity theft cases reported to IDCARE, a national...