- Start date: 1 April 2017
- End date: 31 December 2019
- Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) / Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
- Primary investigator: Professor David S. Wall FAcSS
Research Fellow: Dr Alena Yuryna Connolly
Starting in April 2017, and part of the interdisciplinary EMPHASIS (EconoMical, PsycHologicAl and Societal Impact of RanSomware) project [EPSRC/ESRC Human Dimensions of Cybersecurity].
The Leeds contribution explores the criminological this project, especially the evolution of Ransomware as a crime of extortion.
The project’s partners are Leeds, De Montfort, Durham, Kent, City universities as well as international partners in Flinders University, Australia, Delft University of Technology, Holland; Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design, the National Crime Agency, Greater Manchester Police, DSTL.