Submission Deadline: 31 December 2019
IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Emerging Approaches to Cyber Security.
The Internet has become a key feature for any business activity. Criminal activity is no exception. Some crimes prior to the Internet, such as theft and scams, have now found the perfect tool for developing their activities- the Internet. The internet allows criminals to hide their real identity and to execute several kinds of offenses (e.g. to sell drugs, to sell private information, child pornography, etc.) and all this is thanks to the possibility of purchasing, in different black markets, specific and advanced tools to facilitate these activities for a low risk and a low economic investment.
In recent years, Internet Crime (e-Crime) has changed its business model, becoming more professional. The most skilled criminals offer their services to other criminals with less IT skills. This is known as CaaS (Crime-as-a-Service). Criminals often offer their skills in forums and markets of the Deep Web and the Dark Net, where advanced anonymization techniques are used to allow users to communicate freely without being traced. In these sites, potential clients can find many types of solutions for illegal activities. For instance, they find software kits, which allow less skilled criminals to infect thousands of computers to steal sensitive information, such as online bank credentials and credit card details.
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Associate Editor: Luis Javier García Villalba, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
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