Royal Holloway: The Computer Misuse Act and the characteristics of convicted hackers

Royal Holloway: The Computer Misuse Act and the characteristics of convicted hackers

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In this Royal Holloway article, the authors go beyond the perpetuated stereotypes often found in media surrounding hackers by analysing the characteristics of real-life convicted hackers in the UK, who were charged under the Computer Misuse Act.

Moving beyond caricatures conjured by Parliament, this article looks at the skill, motivation and demographic of 132 convicted hackers to attempt to glean an insight into who they are and what threat they present.

Vendor:
ComputerWeekly.com
Posted:
Jul 12, 2021
Published:
Apr 7, 2021
Format:
PDF
Type:
Research Content
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