publication . Article . 2014

Developing a Conceptual Framwork for Modeling Deviant Cyber Flash Mob: A Socio-Computational Approach Leveraging Hypergraph Constructs

Samer Al-khateeb; Nitin Agarwal;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 2014 Journal: Journal of Digital Forensics (issn: 1558-7215, eissn: 1558-7223, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Association of Digital Forensics, Security and Law
In a Flash Mob (FM) a group of people get together in the physical world perform an unpredicted act and disperse quickly. Cyber Flash Mob (CFM) is the cyber manifestation of flash mob coordinated primarily using social media. Deviant Cyber Flash Mob (or, DCFM) is a special case of CFM, which is categorized as the new face of transnational crime organizations (TCOs). The DCFM phenomenon can be considered as a form of a cyber-collective action that is defined as an action aiming to improve group's conditions (such as, status or power). In this paper, we conduct a conceptual analysis of the DCFMs and model the factors that lead to success or failure with groundings...
free text keywords: cyber crime, cyber security, deviant cyber flash mob DCFM, collective action, social media, predictive model, Criminal law and procedure, K5000-5582
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