cryptocurrencies (i.e. empowering ransomware) are two significant forms of cybercrimes.
In the seven years from their first study, the world has changed technologically. Instead of a Windows powered PC, more people are on their Android mobile phones. In addition, there is a huge jump in both people and businesses storing data in the cloud instead of on a local hard drive. Even changes in what drugs are protected under patent law have had an impact. Since protection for Viagra has ended, the online market for this substance has collapsed. That said, the core problem according to the researchers is that cybercriminals operate with near-complete impunity – and it might be better to spend less on the anticipation of cybercrime and a lot more on catching and punishing the perpetrators. “We will not get a real handle on cybercrime until we put an end to impunity,” they concluded.
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