Examining signals of trust in criminal markets online
Holt, Thomas J.; Smirnova, Olga; Hutchings, Alice
This study examines the signals of trust in stolen data advertisements by analysing the structural and situational factors that influence the type of feedback sellers receive. Specifically, this article explores the factors associated with positive and negative buyer feedback from the purchase of stolen credit card data in a series of advertisements from a sample of Russian and English lan- guage forums where individuals buy and sell personal information. The results of zero-inflated Poisson regression models suggest that the sellers may influence their likelihood of receiving feed- back by specifying the type of payment mechanism, choosing the advertisement language and se- lecting the type of market they operate within. The implications of this study for our understanding of online illicit markets, criminological theory and policy-making will be explored in depth.
Holt, Thomas J., & Smirnova, Olga, & Hutchings, Alice. (September 2016). Examining signals of trust in criminal markets online. Journal of Cybersecurity, (2:2), p.137–145. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10342/8540
Holt, Thomas J., and Smirnova, Olga, and Hutchings, Alice. "Examining signals of trust in criminal markets online". Journal of Cybersecurity. 2:2. (137–145.), September 2016. October 25, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/8540.
Holt, Thomas J. and Smirnova, Olga and Hutchings, Alice, "Examining signals of trust in criminal markets online," Journal of Cybersecurity 2, no. 2 (September 2016), http://hdl.handle.net/10342/8540 (accessed October 25, 2020).
Holt, Thomas J., Smirnova, Olga, Hutchings, Alice. Examining signals of trust in criminal markets online. Journal of Cybersecurity. September 2016; 2(2) 137–145. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/8540. Accessed October 25, 2020.