Introduction to the World of Revenue Streams and Business Models of Cyber Crime
Last two decades have introduced cyber crime to everybody in Europe. The development from harmless “letters from Nigeria” to complex confidence frauds schemes and identity thefts has been a rapid one. Approximately every third fraud in Europe Today is committed as computer-related fraud. Some authors even claim that cyber criminals were the first ones ever to make money on the Internet. The present study looks at cyber crime from the viewpoint of illegal business, analyzing the optimal value chains that make the crime profitable for those that commit it.