EMPHASIS - EconoMical, PsycHologicAl and Societal Impact of RanSomware [Ransomware and Cybercrimes of Extortion]

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.

Project website