Malicious Cyber Activity Distribution, Attribution, and Retribution

In "Advanced Cyberlaw and Electronic Security", pp. 9-19, Accent Publishing (2017).

10 Pages Posted: 12 May 2017 Last revised: 6 Jul 2017

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Ioana Vasiu

Babes-Bolyai University - Faculty of Law

Lucian Vasiu

Independent

Date Written: May 10, 2017

Abstract

Malicious activity in cyberspace comprises numerous forms, often resulting in significant consequences for the victims. According to the actual circumstances, a number of measures can be considered in response to such cases. In order to bring the perpetrators to justice, it is necessary to effectively address aspects concerning the assignment of criminal liability and the applicable jurisdiction. This paper discusses essential aspects of malicious cyber activity and outlines key attribution and jurisdiction challenges posed by such activity. Finally, the paper makes a number of recommendations for better responses to this phenomenon.

Keywords: cyber attack, cybercrime, cybersecurity, cyber conflict, attribution, jurisdiction, malware

JEL Classification: F52, F53, H56, K10, K14, K30, L86, O34, Z18

Suggested Citation

Vasiu, Ioana and Vasiu, Lucian, Malicious Cyber Activity Distribution, Attribution, and Retribution (May 10, 2017). In "Advanced Cyberlaw and Electronic Security", pp. 9-19, Accent Publishing (2017)., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2966010

Ioana Vasiu (Contact Author)

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Lucian Vasiu

Independent ( email )

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