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SYMPOSIUM ON ELECTRONIC CRIME RESEARCH

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November 30 December 2 EST

eCrime 2022

Join Us For eCrime 2022

The Symposium on Electronic Crime Research (APWG eCrime) examines the economic foundations, behavioral elements, and other keystone aspects that animate and fuel the burgeoning global, multi-billion-dollar cybercrime plexus at its 17th annual symposium on Nov 30-Dec 2.

The symposium is scheduled as a virtual event this year, held online only, as CV19 infection rates reported at public events and lack of clarity on the immune evasion and heightened transmissibility of recent Omicron subvariants suggest caution is required at this time.

The selected peer-reviewed papers will be included in the conference’s presentations along with numerous panels and talks from other correspondent researchers selected from industrial and academic research centers affiliated with the APWG.

Students requiring discounts should contact symposium managers at apwg_events@apwg.com

The symposium’s proceedings are in English.

Please contact the APWG eCrime program team for details via email at apwg_events@apwg.org.

APWG Members can register for no charge using a coupon code during the registration process. The coupon code will be distributed via the members discussion list.

WEDNESDAY, November 30

** Times below are EST


11:00

WELCOME

Peter Cassidy, Secretary General, APWG


11:15

OPENING REMARKS FROM THE SYMPOSIUM CHAIRS

Dr. Guy-Vincent Jourdan, University of Ottawa, General Chair & Dr. Laurin Weissinger, Yale University, Program Chair


11:25

APWG eCrime

2022 Research Keynote

Joshua Corman, VP, Cyber Safety Strategy, Founder/I Am the Cavalry, Former Chief Strategist, CISA COVID Task Force Research


12:15

That’s Not Phishing: Countering Emerging Threats in Social Engineering

Adam Oest, Manager, Advanced Threats Group, PayPal


13:05

eCrime SubmissionTHREAT / crawl: a Trainable, Highly-Reusable, and Extensible Automated Method and Tool to Crawl Criminal Underground Forums

Michele Campobasso (Eindhoven University of Technology), Luca Allodi (Eindhoven University of Technology)


13:40

Using Computer Vision to Detect Brand Phishing eMails — at Scale

Ken Simpson, CEO, MailChannels


14:15

eCrime SubmissionThe Challenges of Blockchain-Based Naming Systems for Malware Defenders

Audrey Randall (UC San Diego), Wes Hardaker (USC/ISI), Aaron Schulman (UC San Diego), Stefan Savage (University of California, San Diego), Geoffrey M. Voelker (UC San Diego)


THURSDAY, December 1


11:00

Welcome


11:15

OPENING REMARKS FROM APWG CHAIRMAN DAVE JEVANS

CipherTrace/MasterCard EVP Dave Jevans


RANSOMWARE’S GROWING EXTORTION RACKET


12:05

eCrime SubmissionMoney Over Morals: A Business Analysis of Conti Ransomware

Ian W. Gray (New York University), Jack Cable, Vlad Cuiujuclu (Flashpoint), Benjamin Brown (University of Michigan),
Damon McCoy (New York University)


12:50

Cloudifying Ransom Wars: Combating Ransomware Attacks on Cloud Databases

Aditya K Sood, Sr. Director Threat Research and Security Strategy, Office of the CTO, F5


13:25

Stretch Your Legs

A short break


13:35

eCrime SubmissionRationalising the ransom demands of cyber criminals: An analysis of ransomware investigation reports

Tom Meurs (University of Twente), Marianne Junger (University of Twente), Erik Tews (University of Twente), Abhishta Abhishta (University of Twente)


CYBERCRIME POLICY FORMATION REGARDING DNS ABUSE AND CRYPTOCURRENCY EXCHANGES


14:10

The Need for Clarity, Accuracy and Rigor When Reporting Cybercrime Statistics: How DNS and Other Abuse Statistics Can Mislead in the Absence of Conventions for Categorizing Cyber Events

Dave Piscitello, APWG Director, InterIsle Consulting Principal


14:50

eCrime SubmissionCryptocurrency Exchange Closure Revisited (Again)

Tyler Moore (University of Tulsa), Arghya Mukherjee (University of Tulsa)


FRIDAY December 2


11:00

Welcome

Foy Shiver (APWG)


11:10

OPENING REMARKS


BEHAVIORAL ASPECTS OF CYBERCRIME – AND CYBERCRIME SUPPRESSION


11:20

eCrime Submission“I don’t really give them piece of mind”: User Perceptions of Social Engineering Attacks

Lin Kyi (Carleton University), Elizabeth Stobert (Carleton University)


11:55

eCrime Submission: The Role of Extraversion in Phishing Victimisation: A Systematic Literature Review


Pablo López-Aguilar (APWG.EU & Universitat Rovira i Virgili), Agusti Solanas (Universitat Rovira i Virgili & APWG.EU), Constantinos Patsakis (University of Piraeus)


12:30

Ten Years and Dozens of National Deployments: Refreshing and Relaunching the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Campaign In Its Second Decade

Aimee Larsen-Kirkpatrick, President, STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Messaging Convention, Inc.


13:10

PARA. PIENSA. CONÉCTATE. | Argentina: The national deployment of the cybersecurity awareness campaign at federal and provincial levels in Argentina

Pedro Janices, Director of Cybercrime Investigations Ministerio de Seguridad de la República Argentina



13:45

eCrime Submission: “Invest in crypto!”: An analysis of investment scam advertisements found in Bitcointalk

Gilberto Atondo Siu (University of Cambridge), Alice Hutchings (University of Cambridge)
Marie Vasek (University College London), Tyler Moore (The University of Tulsa)


SCAM MARKETPLACES AND SCAMMERS’ SCAMWARE


14:20

eCrime Submission: Exploring Social Network of Trust Across Major Crime Types in an Underground Forum

Dalyapraz Manatova (Indiana University Bloomington)
Dewesha Sharma (Indiana University Bloomington)
Sagar Samtani (Indiana University)
L. Jean Camp (Indiana University)


14:55

eCrime Submission: Leaky Kits: The Increased Risk of Data Exposure from Phishing Kits

Bhaskar Tejaswi (Concordia University)
Nayanamana Samarasinghe (Concordia University)
Sajjad Pourali (Concordia University)
Mohammad Mannan (Concordia University)
Amr Youssef (Concordia University)


15:30

Closing Remarks and Best Paper Announcement

Guy-Vincent Jourdan
(University of Ottawa)
Foy Shiver (APWG)


eCrime 2022 consists of a 3 day program composed of keynote presentations, technical and practical sessions, and interactive panels. An overarching goal of these meetings is bringing together academic researchers, industry security practitioners, and law enforcement to discuss and exchange ideas, experiences and lessons learnt combating cybercrime.

Important Dates:

Camera ready: November 25
Conference: Nov 30-Dec 2

APWG Members can register for no charge using a coupon code during the registration process. The coupon code will be distributed via the members discussion list.

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About the Symposium on Electronic Crime Research 

The Symposium on Electronic Crime Research (APWG eCrime) was founded in 2006 as the eCrime Researchers Summit, conceived as a comprehensive venue to present basic and applied research into electronic crime and engaging every aspect of its evolution – as well as spotlighting technologies and techniques for cybercrime detection, response, forensics and prevention.

Since then, what had been initially a technology focused conference has incrementally expanded its focus to cover behavioral, social, economic, and legal / policy dimensions as well as technical aspects of cybercrime, following the interests of our correspondent investigators, the symposium’s managers as well as the APWG’s own directors and steering committee members.

Scores upon scores of papers exploring these dimensions of cybercrime at APWG eCrime have been published by the IEEE <APWG | eCrime Research Papers> as well as by Taylor & Francis and the Association of Computing Machinery (in the very earliest years of the symposium).

With its multi-disciplinary approach, APWG eCrime every year brings together the most heterogeneous community of counter-eCrime researchers and industrial stakeholders to confer over the latest research, and to foster collaborations between the leading investigators in this still nascent field of cybercrime studies.

A Short History of APWG eCrime

Academic and industrial researchers appeared at the APWG’s door almost at the very genesis of the APWG, delineating phishing’s contemporary nature, speculating on probable evolutionary trajectories – and proposing research that needed APWG’s data corpora to shape their theses and inform their research. The APWG established APWG eCrime to honor that contribution, foster its spirit – and to organize the creative energy of researchers that would eventually overwhelm the APWG’s other conference venues.

APWG organized the initial eCrime Researchers Summit in Orlando in early Spring 2006 in collaboration with Florida State University; the National Center for Forensic Sciences at University of Central Florida; and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, recognizing the interest in ecrime research by both researchers and within the law enforcement community. Secretary General Cassidy authored the initial CFP. FSU computer science researcher Judi Mulholland organized and managed the peer-review committee and edited the proceedings for publication by Taylor & Francis.

Since the first eCrime conference in 2006, the APWG eCrime management team and submission review committee – drawing from academic and industrial researchers from across the world – has produced conference with academic conference partners every year. Today, APWG eCrime is supported by the IEEE Standards Association which acts as Technical Sponsor to the conference and publishes the conferences proceedings in the IEEE XPlore Digital Library.

APWG eCrime will continue to be a collaborative project of its sponsoring institutions, its chairs, committee members, reviewers, and, of course, the researchers who share their findings. The APWG gives its thanks to all who are making eCrime the keystone event in the field and to all of those who have helped establish and maintain it.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Publication Chair Moury Bidgoli
(Accenture)

Program Chair Laurin Weissinger
(Yale University)

General Chair Guy-Vincent Jourdan
(University of Ottawa)

Platinum Sponsors

CSC Global
Hitachi

Silver Sponsors

mailchannels

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Committee MemberAffiliation
Adam OestPayPal
Eric JardineChainalytics
Ebrima CeesayCapitol One
Agusti SolanasUniversitat Rovira i Virgili  / APWG.EU
Constantinos PatsakisUniversity of Pireaus
Suryadipta MajumdarConcordia University
Alice HutchingsUniversity of Cambridge
Emmanouil VasilomanolakisTechnical
University of Denmark
Jan-Willem BulleeUniversity of Twente
Periwinkle DoerflerMeta
Max AliapouliosMeta
Furkan AlacaQueen’s University
Éireann LeverettWaratah Analytics
Arghya MukherjeeThe Univesity of Tulsa
Daniel ThomasUniversity of Strathclyde
Federico MaggiHuawei AI4Sec Research Team
Guy JourdanUniversity of Ottawa
Laurin WeissingeYale University
Luca AllodiEindhoven University of Technology
Marianne JungerUniversity of Twente
Markus Jakobsson ZapFraud
Moury BidgoliAccenture
Peter CassidyAPWG
Platon KotziasNortonLifeLock Research Group
Rebekah OverdorfThe University of Lausanne (UNIL)
Sergio PastranaUniversidad Carlos III de Madrid
Timothy BarronYale University
Zhibo SunDrexel University
Paria ShiraniUniversity of Ottawa
Benoit DupontUniversity of Montreal
Penny LaneVisa