Cybercrime on Twitter: Shifting the User Back into Focus

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Cybercrime on Twitter: Shifting the User Back into Focus

  1. 1. Seite 1 1 The University of Innsbruck was founded in 1669 and is one of Austria’s oldest universities. Today, with over 28.000 students and 4.000 staff, it is western Austria’s largest institution of higher education and research. For further information visit: www.uibk.ac.at. Cybercrime on Twitter: Shifting the User Back into Focus Eva Zangerle, Günther Specht
  2. 2. Seite 2 2 Twitter Image taken from tech.fortune.cnn.com
  3. 3. Seite 3 3 Motivation • Twitter has 200 million active users • 400 million tweets sent per day • Click Through Rate on Twitter Huge crowd Reach Users expose themselves Personal information Money! (hacked accounts, fake accounts) 0.00% 0.02% 0.04% 0.06% 0.08% 0.10% 0.12% 0.14% Email Twitter
  4. 4. Seite 4 4 +355% Spam
  5. 5. Seite 5 5 Current Research • Detection of spam • Characteristics of spamming accounts • Detection algorithms • Analysis and observation of cyber-criminals and their behavior • Networks of spammers • Content of messages • Analysis of user behavior • Reaction of users after being hacked
  6. 6. Seite 6 6 Focus on Users!
  7. 7. Seite 7 7 Consequences for Research Study user behavior Support the user Get the big picture Get Interdisciplinary Work together
  8. 8. Seite 8 8 Interested in working with us? Questions? Contact and Social Media @eva_zangerle eva.zangerle@uibk.ac.at http://www.evazangerle.at http://dbis-informatik.uibk.ac.at @dbisibk https://www.facebook.com/dbisibk

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