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Inquiry into Cyber Crime

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On Monday 21 June 2010, the Standing Committee on Communications tabled its report on the inquiry into Cyber Crime entitled Hackers, Fraudsters and Botnets: Tackling the Problem of Cyber Crime.

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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 11 chapters, 2 supplementary remarks and 5 appendices.

Hackers, Fraudsters and Botnets: Tackling the Problem of Cyber Crime

Preliminary pages (PDF 201KB)
Contents, Foreword, Committee Membership, Terms of Reference, List of Abbreviations and List of Recommendations

Chapter 1 (PDF 183KB)

Chapter 2 (PDF 704KB)
Nature, Prevalence and Economic Impact of Cyber Crime

Chapter 3 (PDF 340KB)
Research and Data Collection

Chapter 4 (PDF 197KB)
Community Awareness and Vulnerability

Chapter 5 (PDF 451KB)
Domestic and International Coordination

Chapter 6 (PDF 340KB)
Criminal and Law Enforcement Framework

Chapter 7 (PDF 545KB)
Protecting the Integrity of the Internet

Chapter 8 (PDF 400KB)
Consumer Protection

Chapter 9 (PDF 165KB)
Privacy Measures to Combat Cyber Crime

Chapter 10 (PDF 170KB)
Community Awareness and Education Initiatives

Chapter 11 (PDF 140KB)
Emerging Technical Measures to Combat Cyber Crime

Supplementary Remarks — The Hon Tony Smith MP (PDF 91KB)

Supplementary Remarks — Coalition members (PDF 51KB)

Appendix A (PDF 39KB)

Appendix B (PDF 52KB)

Appendix C (PDF 58KB)

Appendix D (PDF 59KB)
Commonwealth Computer Offences

Appendix E (PDF 61KB)
Proposed Commonwealth Identity Fraud Offences

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