Definition Edit

A cybercriminal is an individual or organization whose "objective is to obtain profit from illegal/criminal activities in the cyberspace."[1]

Overview Edit

"Cybercriminals act mainly in the cyberspace and so do their victims. Hence, cybercriminals are involved in fraud regarding all kinds of e-finance, e-commerce, e-payment, ransomware, cybercrime-as-a-service, delivery and development of malicious tools and infrastructures.

"Cybercriminals have high capabilities in performing their tasks, can be globally interconnected and may easily obtain access to the means needed for their hostile activities. By taking as given that this group possesses significant monetary resources, it should be considered as being in the position to occupy additional workforce in order to enhance capabilities."[2]

References Edit

  1. ENISA Threat Landscape 2013–Overview of Current and Emerging Cyber-Threats, at 37.
  2. Id. (citations omitted)

See also Edit

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