Why is phishing still a fast growing crime despite our increased awareness of its existence?

Kowalczuk, Katrina (2007) Why is phishing still a fast growing crime despite our increased awareness of its existence? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The overall aim of this study was to ascertain why phishing is still a fast growing crime despite our awareness of the crime increasing. This project defines phishing and surrounding issues and investigates the methods used to phish. Reasons are defined for the existence of phishing and predictions as to what may happen next are also included. This area of study was chosen due to the growth in recent years of cyber crime media coverage and the threats that it poses. Phishing in particular was chosen as any person can fall victim. Secondary research was carried out in order to gain the information and statistics required to analyse the threat, and ascertain the issues which prevent the crime from growing. This study concludes that there are a number of issues surrounding the cyber crime phishing which are enabling it to continue growing in popularity among criminals. Such issues include Internet user awareness, policing, and crime development.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Computing
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:47
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:13
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/262

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