Exploring the Subculture of Ideologically Motivated Cyber-Attackers

  title={Exploring the Subculture of Ideologically Motivated Cyber-Attackers},
  author={Thomas J. Holt and J. Freilich and S. Chermak},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice},
  pages={212 - 233}
  • Thomas J. Holt, J. Freilich, S. Chermak
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice
  • Research on physical, that is, violent, terror attacks and extremism has increased dramatically over the last decade. The growth of the Internet and computer technology has also led to concern over the use of cyberattacks by ideologically motivated offenders to cause harm and further their political and social agendas. There is, however, a lack of empirical research on cyber-attackers limiting our knowledge of the factors that affect their behavior. This study addresses this empirical gap… CONTINUE READING
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