Authorship Attribution of IRC Messages Using Inverse Author Frequency

@article{Layton2012AuthorshipAO,
  title={Authorship Attribution of IRC Messages Using Inverse Author Frequency},
  author={Robert Layton and Stephen McCombie and P. A. Watters},
  journal={2012 Third Cybercrime and Trustworthy Computing Workshop},
  year={2012},
  pages={7-13}
}
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a useful and relatively simple protocol for text based chat online, used in a variety of areas online such as for discussion and technical support. IRC is also used for cybercrime, with online rooms selling stolen credit card details, botnet access and malware. The reasons for the use of IRC in cybercrime include the widespread adoption and ease of use, but also focus around the anonymity granted by the protocol, allowing users to hide behind aliases that can be… CONTINUE READING
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