Talking about technical cyberattack attribution

Cyberspace is vulnerable to cyberattacks. A major challenge in cyberspace is cyberattack attribution. Cyberattack attribution can be defined as “the matching of a certain attacker or group to a cyber-attack and the consequent unveiling of the real-world actor(s)’ identity.” [1]. The process frequently implies analysing digital traces left by the attackers to discover their identities, motivations, […]

Editorial: The Extent of Cybercrime on the Dark Web

Introduction to the Dark Web The content on the World Wide Web is divided into three parts: surface web, deep web, and dark web. The surface web is the part of the internet that is indexed by search engines and is accessible to the general public through regular web browsers. Websites and content on the […]

Enhancing digital forensics: artifact analysis tools for Android

Android is primarily developed for touchscreen mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, serving as a mobile operating system. Android has maintained its position as the best-selling operating system for smartphones globally since 2012[1]. It has also been the leading operating system for tablets since 2013[2]. As of January 2022, Android boasted more than three billion […]

The CYBERSPACE team gathered in Dublin for our second annual consortium meeting

On 23 May 2023, the CYBERSPACE consortium gathered in Dublin for our second annual in-person consortium meeting.  The day was full of updates and presentations from partners to inform the consortium on the progress of CYBERSPACE. Partners showcased the latest versions of the CYBERSPACE tools and highlighted key findings from their research. The consortium members […]

On Software Supply Chain Security and the Need to Regain Control

Everything we do is based on the work of others. From sharing stories, knowledge, methods of observing and interpreting to making and sharing tools, it is how humanity has been able to thrive, evolve and survive. It does not matter if you are constructing a building, trying to solve a math problem or cooking a […]

Cybercrime & Cyberattacks: Identifying reporting gaps and the story behind them

Previous research from the CYBERSPACE project on reporting on cybercrimes and cyberattacks showed poor results in terms of frequency, immediacy, and content quality. Public and private organizations remain still far from proper reporting, which in turn could support effective preventative responses and enhance cybersecurity. But why is this happening? Follow up research by the CYBERSPACE […]

Report cybercrimes and get your data back

In October 2022 the Dutch National police performed an intervention on the Deadbolt ransomware, recovering over 150 decryption keys. The keys belong to victims of the Deadbolt ransomware that filed a police report in one of the 13 countries that shared police report information before the action. With this action the Dutch police undermined the […]

Cybercrime & Cyberattacks: A matter of different involvement, interest and influence

Effective reporting on cybercrime and cyberattacks remains crucial in preventing and countering existing and evolving threats in the cyber domain. However, despite the acknowledged value of identifying, data gathering, analysis and learning from cybersecurity incidents, reporting on such, once occurred, records low levels from various public and private organisations.  The CYBERSPACE Research Project, funded by […]


Next Tuesday, 20th September 2022, at 12:00 CEST CC-DRIVER and CYBERSPACE will be joining forces against cybercriminality and discuss the current EU cybercrime landscape. The Information Security Forum (ISF), in their work as a partner in the CC-DRIVER project, will be presenting the results of their policy gap analysis and discuss their analytical framework for […]