Title: The Problems of Investigation of Identity Theft in SNS

Year of Publication: Nov - 2014
Page Numbers: 1-6
Authors: Arkadiusz Lach
Conference Name: The International Conference on Cyber-Crime Investigation and Cyber Security (ICCICS2014)
- Malaysia


Investigation of identity theft is not an easy task. Electronic environment of the Internet makes the task even more difficult. The problem is complex and therefore it is worth to look at chosen aspects. The author presents the issue of modus operandi of the perpetrators, criminalization of identity theft, problems in gathering of evidence by law enforcement and the victims. The problems are presented in the light of digital forensic and new legal tools for gathering of evidence. The specific environment of Social Networking Sites was chosen to present the issues because of popularity of the services, especially among minors.