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Cambridge Cybercrime Centre: COVID briefing papers

Our COVID briefing papers are an ongoing series of short-form, open access reports aimed at academics, policymakers, and practitioners, which aim to provide an accessible summary of our ongoing research into the effects which the coronavirus pandemic (and government responses) are having on cybercrime.

# Date Author Title
1 7 July 2020 Ben Collier Digital drug markets and the pandemic: early indicators
2 14 July 2020 Anh V. Vu The Effect of the Coronavirus Pandemic on a Cybercrime Market: A Stimulation
3 21 July 2020 Richard Clayton The Impact of Lockdown on DoS-for-hire
4 28 July 2020 Ben Collier Boredom, routine activities, and cybercrime during the pandemic
5 4 August 2020 Anh V. Vu The Pandemic as Incels see it
6 11 August 2020 Richard Clayton Denial of Service Attacks during Lockdown: the role of Easter
7 18 August 2020 Ruba Abu-Salma DoS Attacks During Lockdown: Worldwide Data
8 25 August 2020 Helen Oliver Data quality failures in the COVID testing system: a personal account
9 1 September 2020 Anh V. Vu The Shift of Incel Topics During the Pandemic
10 8 September 2020 Yi Ting Chua How Far-Right Movements Make Money Online
11 15 September 2020 Ruba Abu-Salma Analyzing DoS Attacks by UDP Protocol Used

NB: At the Cambridge Cybercrime Centre we make our research data available to other academics, sometimes before we have looked at it ourselves! Full details of working with our datasets is available at

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