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Finances of Cybercrime: State of Play

25 June 2019, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall
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This RUSI panel discussion brings together academics and practitioners to provide up-to-date perspectives on how cybercriminals transfer and use the proceeds of cybercrime.

Cyber-attacks of today attest to the extraordinary variety of methods used by cybercriminals, as well as the diversity of actors engaged in cybercrime. What unites many of them is their motivation, namely the pursuit of profit. This RUSI panel discussion brings together academics and practitioners to provide up-to-date perspectives on how cybercriminals transfer and use the proceeds of cybercrime.

Targeting the profits of cybercriminals presents a promising strategy for rendering cybercrime less attractive and potentially reducing its incidence. Understanding how move and use the proceeds of their crime can also identify key nodes of the cybercriminal infrastructure, such as recruiters of money mules, or help focus regulatory and law enforcement efforts on businesses that are most often abused by cybercriminals.

Speakers include:

  • Alice Hutchings (Cambridge Cybercrime Centre);
  • Jonathan Lusthaus (The Human Cybercriminal Project, University of Oxford);
  • Anton Moiseienko (Research Fellow, RUSI);
  • Paul Taylor (Cyber Crime Unit, North West Regional Organised Crime Unit).

The workshop forms part of the Financial Crime 2.0 research programme, which is supported by EY and Refinitiv.

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