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Roberto Musotto

Roberto Musotto is a research fellow at Edith Cowan University.

Holding the world to ransom: The top 5 most dangerous criminal organizations online right now

Ransomware attacks are growing exponentially in size and ransom demand, so understanding who these groups are and what they want is critical to taking them down.


Nothing like the mafia: Cybercriminals are much like the everyday, poorly paid business worker

Contrary to the idea of organized cybercrime looking like a cyberpunk version of The Godfather, the strategies of cybercriminals seemed to come straight from a business playbook.


Prosecuting within complex criminal networks is hard. Data analysis could save the courts precious time and money

Social network analysis could help prosecutors in criminal courts make sense of huge amounts of digital evidence, collected both online and from devices offline.


Hackers are now targeting councils and governments, threatening to leak citizen data

Rather than denying victims access to their hostage data, leakware attackers threaten to publish citizens’ sensitive information online.