Cybercrime seems invisible. Attacks arrive out of nowhere, their origins hidden by layers of sophisticated technology. Only the victims are clear. But every crime has its perpetrator—specific individuals or groups sitting somewhere behind keyboards and screens.
In a new book, Industry of Anonymity: Inside the Business of Cybercrime, Jonathan Lusthaus lifts the veil on the world of cybercriminals and the vast international industry they have created. Lusthaus studied the role of mafia and criminal organizations in cybercrime in twenty different countries, interviewing both cybercriminals and the law enforcement officers that pursue them. Lusthaus will discuss his work with Carnegie’s Tim Maurer.
Jonathan Lusthaus is the director of the Human Cybercriminal Project at the Extra-Legal Governance Institute in the Department of Sociology at the University of Oxford.
Tim Maurer is the co-director of the Cyber Policy Initiative at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
About the Cyber Policy Initiative Program
The Carnegie Cyber Policy Initiative focuses on addressing international cyber policy challenges, as cyberspace is increasingly central to international security and diplomacy. The Initiative develops and promotes norms and policy recommendations for enhancing international stability and security in cyberspace.
About the Technology and International Affairs Program
Carnegie’s Technology and International Affairs Program develops strategies to maximize the positive potential of emerging technologies while reducing risk of large-scale misuse or harm. With Carnegie’s global centers and an office in Silicon Valley, the program collaborates with technologists, corporate leaders, government officials, and scholars globally to understand and prepare for the implications of advances in cyberspace, biotechnology, and artificial intelligence.