Not Strictly Cybercriminal: Legitimate work for illegitimate ends

Episode Summary

Cybercrime operations is not strictly criminal. Day to day operations require the building of websites, translating of texts, maintenance of servers. But where are criminal groups finding people to do this work for them? Dr Masarah Paquet-Clouston joins us to discuss the entanglement between informal markets and cybercrime forums. Vanessa Henri is back to answer another silly questions as I ask whether a student should consider working at a large law firm or a small law firm.

Episode Notes

About our Guests:

Dr Masarah Paquet-Clouston


Vanessa Henri


Papers or resources mentioned in this episode:

Paquet-Clouston, M., Paquette, S. O., Garcia, S., & Erquiaga, M. J. (2022). Entanglement: cybercrime connections of a public forum population. Journal of Cybersecurity, 8(1), tyac010.

Paquet-Clouston, M., & Bouchard, M. (2022). A Robust Measure to Uncover Community Brokerage in Illicit Networks. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 1-29.

Paquet-Clouston, M. C. (2021). The Role of Informal Workers in Online Economic Crime (Doctoral dissertation, Arts & Social Sciences: School of Criminology).



This interview was done in person, I haven't done one of those for a long time and think my microphone technique is a little rusty, not only that I forgot to record some room tone.