This week I read a few books, but wasn’t in the mood for anything particularly intellectually challenging so most of them were light read novels.
I read quite a lot of books last week, but several of them were very short. Most of them were novels – I seem to be on a fiction drive at the moment.
There were a few that were disappointing, which was a shame, and one or two surprises. So without further ado, here are this week’s reviews.
Flashpoint, a business intelligence agency specialising in the deep and dark web, recently published a report on the economy of criminal networks online. The report looks not only at where criminals go to communicate on the internet, but also how their communications are structured, and the ways in which online communication has changed the criminal landscape.
Far from the kind of jack-of-all-trades portrayed in TV dramas, today’s cybercriminals structure their operations much like a business, each person having their own specialisms and reporting to the people above them. This helps to ensure that every member of the network takes on tasks that don’t overwhelm them, and often also ensures that the level of communication is kept to a minimum. Each party is only in contact with the level directly above, thus decreasing the likelihood of breaking up the entire network if a single individual’s identity is uncovered by law enforcement.
The Scholl Case by Anja Reich-Osang tells the true story of an investigative journalist who’s looking into the death of Birgitte Scholl, a popular woman in the town of Ludwigsfelde, where she lived with her husband Heinrich.
Below is a round-up of recent research in psychology, anthropology, sociology and physics.
Below is a round-up of recent research in psychology and medicine.
A few weeks ago, I was in Malaga, not rainy London. It was brilliantly sunny the whole time I was there, the food was amazing, the pina coladas pure perfection…
Remind me why I live in the UK again?
I was there for a conference: Systematic Approaches to Digital Forensics Engineering, otherwise known as SADFE.