By @Thomas-Gabriel Rüdiger and @Diana Selck I. Sex...?! what? sextortion? David Finkelhor amd Janis Wolak conducted a study with 1,631 participants between the age of 18 and 25-years and asked about their experience of becoming a victim of #sextortion. This study is the most extensive one that has been published regarding the phenomenon of sextortion … Continue reading Sextortion – online blackmail through sexual exposed imagery! Please don’t …
As discussed in a previous post about phenomenology of sextortion and its hybrid forms, terminology and defining sextortion faces some challenges. First of all, sextortion is often referred to by media but might be something else entirely such as revenge porn (which means someone you know published very intimate pictures or videos of you to … Continue reading I show your mine, if you show me yours – sextortion and webcam blackmail.
By Diana Selck "How can this have happened, the man that i had got to know over the last few months was so caring, cried when watching sad films, was deeply troubled by the death of the soldiers who were killed or injured alongside him!!!" (#Anonym1) Becoming victim of online romance scam is not just … Continue reading Why cyber grooming is not so different to the process of ‘hooking on’ victims of online romance scam
By Diana Selck and Thomas-Gabriel Rüdiger "Don't talk to strangers!" is something we tell our kids before going to the playground. But does that apply for the virtual playground as well? Yes, it does. Even more so due to the unawareness of parents, supervisors and kids themselves as well as the anonymity that covers the real identity of … Continue reading What you should know about your children playing cute-looking online games
By Thomas-Gabriel Rüdiger The broken web derived from the broken window Broken web is a theoretical approach that describes how the possibility of prosecution of ones action in cyberspace is so small that crimes involving information and communication technologies (ICTs) seem to occur nearly free of law and thus free of prosecution. Broken web derives … Continue reading The broken web? A summary.
Meeting strangers online In 2015, 3.17 billion people have accessed the Internet. Considering that the worlds population at this time was around 7.2 billion, I'd say coverage of the Internet has become pretty big. Even though, information and communication technologies (ICTs) have become ubiquitous, it is more the young generation, often referred to as 'digital … Continue reading Falling in love on the Internet – investigating online romance scam as a cybercrime with an interpersonal nature
By Diana Selck "Its not the money, he took so much more than that. Really, these people are genius- es... this person he created was amazing." (Anonym) Romance scam In my previous post 'Falling in love on the Internet - investigating online romance scam as a cybercrime with an interpersonal nature', I explained why cybercrime … Continue reading Why do victims fall for online romance scam?
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