n Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - How organised is cybercrime and can it be called 'organised crime' per se? : editorial

Volume 28, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



Given modern societies' increased reliance on borderless and decentralised information technologies, cyberspace has been identified as an easy target for organised criminals, criminal hackers (so-called 'crackers'), 'hacktivists', governments themselves or even terrorist networks for the perpetration of a number of wide-ranging illegal activities. Gone are the days when encryption was foolproof, e-commerce was safe, gaming was just for fun, war was fought by actual people, and the Internet was safely in the hands of responsible entities.

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