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Profiling defined

Mar 01, 20041 min

How cyber crime profiling is defined.

Cyber crime profiling is defined as the investigation, analysis, assessment and reconstruction of data from a behavioral/psychological perspective extracted from computer systems, networks and the humans committing the crimes, according to William Tafoya, professor in the national security graduate program at the University of New Haven in West Haven, Conn.

Tafoya contends that serial computer crackers’ M.O.s are the same as that of serial murderers and rapists, meaning:

•  They’re creatures of habit. They repeat what works. They repeat what feels good. They operate up to their abilities.