Exploring Deviant Hacker Networks (DHM) on Social Media Platforms

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_090993C185C4
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Exploring Deviant Hacker Networks (DHM) on Social Media Platforms
Périodique
Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law
Auteur(s)
Al-khateeb Samer, Conlan Kevin, Agarwal Nitin, Baggili Ibrahim, Breitinger Frank
ISSN
1558-7223
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2016
Volume
11
Numéro
2
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Online Social Networks (OSNs) have grown exponentially over the past decade. The initial use of social media for benign purposes (e.g., to socialize with friends, browse pictures and photographs, and communicate with family members overseas) has now transitioned to include malicious activities (e.g., cybercrime, cyberterrorism, and cyberwarfare). These nefarious uses of OSNs poses a significant threat to society, and thus requires research attention. In this exploratory work, we study activities of one deviant groups: hacker groups on social media, which we term Deviant Hacker Networks (DHN). We investigated the connection between different DHNs on Twitter: how they are connected, identified the powerful nodes, which nodes sourced information, and which nodes act as "bridges" between different network components. From this, we were able to identify and articulate specific examples of DHNs communicating with each other, with the goal of committing some form of deviant act online. In our work, we also attempted to bridge the gap between the empirical study of OSNs and cyber forensics, as the growth of OSNs is now bringing these two domains together, due to OSNs continuously generating vast amounts of evidentiary data.
Mots-clé
deviant hacking groups, focal structure analysis, FSA, groups coordination, collective action, deviant groups
Open Access
Oui
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06/05/2021 12:01
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