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The security economics lab conducts research measuring various forms cybercrime in order to improve our understanding of how attackers and defenders behave.
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Apr 7, 2017
Vasek, Marie; Bonneau, Joseph; Castellucci, Ryan; Keith, Cameron; Moore, Tyler, 2017, "Replication Data for: The Bitcoin Brain Drain: Examining the Use and Abuse of Bitcoin Brain Wallets", doi:10.7910/DVN/RZHL3X, Harvard Dataverse, V1, UNF:6:qjSvMWcLs8QvdwSCIs/53A==
In the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, users can deterministically derive the private keys used for transmitting money from a password. Such “brain wallets” are appealing because they free users from storing their private keys on untrusted computers. Unfortunately, they also enable attac...
Dec 30, 2014
Vasek, Marie; Moore, Tyler, 2014, "There's No Free Lunch, Even Using Bitcoin: Tracking the Popularity and Profits of Virtual Currency Scams", doi:10.7910/DVN/28561, Harvard Dataverse, V1
We present the first empirical analysis of Bitcoin-based scams: operations established with fraudulent intent. By amalgamating reports gathered by voluntary vigilantes and tracked in online forums, we identify 192 scams and categorize them into four groups: Ponzi schemes, mining...
May 19, 2014
Moore, Tyler; Clayton, Richard, 2014, "Replication data for: The Ghosts of Banking Past: Empirical Analysis of Closed Bank Websites", doi:10.7910/DVN/26011, Harvard Dataverse, V1
We study what happens to the domains used by US banks for their customer-facing websites when the bank is shut down or merges with another institution. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) publishes detailed statistical data about the many thousands of US banks, inclu...
Apr 28, 2014
Vasek, Marie; Moore, Tyler, 2014, "Replication data for: Identifying Risk Factors for Webserver Compromise", doi:10.7910/DVN/25608, Harvard Dataverse, V2
We describe a case-control study to identify risk factors that are associated with higher rates of webserver compromise. We inspect a random sample of around 200,000 webservers and automatically identify attributes hypothesized to affect the susceptibility to compromise, notably...
Apr 22, 2014
Vasek, Marie; Moore, Tyler, 2014, "Replication data for: Do malware reports expedite cleanup? An experimental study", doi:10.7910/DVN/25571, Harvard Dataverse, V1
Web-based malware is pervasive. Miscreants compromise insecure hosts or even set up dedicated servers to distribute malware to unsuspecting users. This scourge is mainly fought by the voluntary action of private actors who detect and report infections to affected site owners, hos...
Apr 20, 2014
Moore, Tyler; Christin, Nicolas, 2014, "Replication data for: Beware the middleman: Empirical analysis of Bitcoin-exchange risk", doi:10.7910/DVN/25545, Harvard Dataverse, V2
Bitcoin has enjoyed wider adoption than any previous crypto-currency; yet its success has also attracted the attention of fraudsters who have taken advantage of operational insecurity and transaction irreversibility. We study the risk investors face from Bitcoin exchanges, which...
Apr 20, 2014
Vasek, Marie; Thornton, Micah; Moore, Tyler, 2014, "Replication data for: Empirical Analysis of Denial-of-Service Attacks in the Bitcoin Ecosystem", doi:10.7910/DVN/25541, Harvard Dataverse, V2
We present an empirical investigation into the prevalence and impact of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on operators in the Bitcoin economy. To that end, we gather and analyze posts mentioning "DDoS" on the popular Bitcoin forum Starting from around...
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