comprehensive study on cybercrime

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Comprehensive Study
on Cybercrime
Draft—February 2013

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UNITED NATIONS OFFICE ON DRUGS AND CRIME
Vienna

Comprehensive Study
on
Cybercrime
Draft
February 2013

UNITED NATIONS
New York, 2013

 
 
 
 
 

© United © 2013, United Nations Office on Drugs andworldwide. Copyright Nations, February 2013. All rights reserved Crime

 
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
This report was prepared for the open-ended intergovernmental expert group on cybercrime by Conference Support Section, Organized Crime Branch, Division for Treaty Affairs, UNODC, under the supervision of John Sandage (Director, Division for Treaty Affairs), Sara Greenblatt (Chief, Organized Crime Branch), and Gillian Murray (UNODC Senior Focal Point for Cybercrime and Chief, Conference Support Section). Study team:

Steven Malby, Robyn Mace, Anika Holterhof, Cameron Brown, Stefan Kascherus, Eva Ignatuschtschenko (UNODC)
Consultants:
Ulrich Sieber, Tatiana Tropina, Nicolas von zur Mühlen
(Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law) Ian Brown, Joss Wright
(Oxford Internet Institute and Cyber Security Centre, University of Oxford) Roderic Broadhurst
(Australian National University)
Kristin Krüger
(Brandenburg Institute for Society and Security)

DISCLAIMERS
This report is a draft prepared for the second meeting of the open-ended intergovernmental expert group on cybercrime and should not be cited without permission of UNODC. This report has not been formally edited and remains subject to editorial changes.

The contents of this report do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of UNODC or contributory organizations and neither do they imply any endorsement.
The designations employed and the presentation of material in this report do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNODC concerning the legal status of any county, territory or city or its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers and boundaries.

 

CONTENTS
 
ABBREVIATIONS .................................................................................................................................... v INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................................... ix KEY FINDINGS AND OPTIONS...................................................................................................... xi EXECUTIVE SUMMARY .................................................................................................................. xvii

CHAPTER ONE: CONNECTIVITY AND CYBERCRIME ................................1 1.1.

The global connectivity revolution............................................................................................... 1

1.2.

Contemporary cybercrime ............................................................................................................. 4

1.3.

Cybercrime as a growing challenge .............................................................................................. 6

1.4.

Describing cybercrime.................................................................................................................. 11

CHAPTER TWO: THE GLOBAL PICTURE .............................................................. 23 2.1. Measuring cybercrime ....................................................................................................................... 23 2.2. The global cybercrime picture ......................................................................................................... 25 2.3. Cybercrime perpetrators ................................................................................................................... 39

CHAPTER THREE: LEGISLATION AND FRAMEWORKS

..........................51

3.1. Introduction –...
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