Nature and magnitude of cybercrime victimization and offending in the Netherlands
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- How is the nature of cybercrime victimization and offending conceptualized?
- How are cybercrime victimization and offending operationalized?
- What is the magnitude of cybercrime victimization and offending?
- Beerthuizen, M.G.C.J., Sipma, T., Laan, A.M. van der
- Place of publication:
- The Hague
- Year of publication:
- Cahiers 2020-15
Cybercrime is a serious issue in the Netherlands—estimations suggest that hun-dreds of thousands become victims of cybercriminals on a yearly basis. Hence, cybercrime is a hot topic for law enforcement and in politics. Two forms of cyber-crime are distinguished. Firstly, cyber-dependent crime, in which both modus operandi and target concern information and communication technology (ICT). Examples for this first type of cybercrime are hacking and ransomware. Secondly, cyber-enabled crime, in which the modus operandi concerns ICT, but the target does not. Examples for this second type of crime are death threats via social media and online purchase and sales fraud (e.g., via Amazon).
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