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The Global Cybercrime Industry

by Kshetri, Nir.
Authors: SpringerLink (Online service) Physical details: XXI, 280p. 3 illus. online resource. ISBN: 3642115225 Subject(s): Economics. | Ethics. | Computers %Law and legislation. | Mass media %Law and legislation. | Mass media. | Management information systems. | Economics/Management Science. | Media Management. | e-Commerce/e-business. | Business Information Systems. | Media Law. | Legal Aspects of Computing. | Ethics.
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The Global Cybercrime Industry and Its Structure: Relevant Actors, Motivations, Threats, and Countermeasures -- Simple Economics of Cybercrime and the Vicious Circle -- An Institutional Perspective on Cybercrimes -- Increasing Returns and Externality in Cybercrimes -- Institutional Field Evolved Around Cybercrimes -- Information and Communications Technologies, Cyberattacks, and Strategic Asymmetry -- Global Heterogeneity in the Pattern of the Cybercrime Industry -- Structure of Cybercrime in Developing Economies -- Institutional and Economic Foundations of Cybercrime Business Models -- The Global Click Fraud Industry -- Concluding Remarks and Implications.

This book is about the global cybercrime industry, which according to some estimates, is a US$1 trillion industry and is growing rapidly. It examines economic and institutional processes in the cybercrime industry, provides insights into the entrepreneurial aspect of firms engaged in cyber-criminal activities, takes a close look at cybercrime business models, explains the global variation in the pattern of cybercrimes and seeks to understand threats and countermeasures taken by key actors in this industry. This book’s distinguishing features include the newness, importance, controversiality and complexity of the topic; cross-disciplinary focus, orientation and scope; theory-based but practical and accessible to the wider audience; and illustration of various qualitative and quantitative aspects of the global cybercrime industry.

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