Cybercrime during the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic (2019-2022)

Evolutions, Adaptations, Consequences

Volume 3 - Cybersecurity Set by Daniel Ventre

Cybercrime during the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic (2019-2022)

Edited by

Daniel Ventre, University of Paris Saclay, France
Hugo Loiseau, University of Sherbrooke, Canada

ISBN : 9781786308016

Publication Date : August 2023

Hardcover 254 pp

165.00 USD



The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has had an undeniable impact on cybercrime. The initial crisis quickly became a global catastrophe with multiple consequences in economics, health, and political and social fields. This book explores how this global emergency has influenced cybercrime. Indeed, since feeding off new vulnerabilities, thanks to the effects of the pandemic crisis in various states around the world, cybercrime has increased and evolved.

In 2020, the world was already dealing with numerous tensions and the effects of the global crisis have therefore only tended to exacerbate the issues that relate to cybercrime. For example, radicalization and identity theft has found an environment in which they thrive: the Internet. Criminals have been able to adapt their modus operandi, their targets and their attack vectors. However, on the plus side, the response of law enforcement and public authorities, in terms of the legal, policing and policy side of cybercrime, has also been adapted in order to better combat the increase in this phenomenon.


1. The Evolution of Cybercrime During the Covid-19 Crisis, Daniel Ventre.
2. The SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic Crisis and the Evolution of Cybercrime in the United States and Canada, Hugo Loiseau.
3. Online Radicalization as Cybercrime: American Militancy During Covid-19, Joseph Fitsanakis and Alexa McMichael.
4. Cybercrime in Brazil After the Covid-19 Global Crisis: An Assessment of the Policies Concerning International Cooperation for Investigations and Prosecutions, Alexandre Veronese and Bruno Calabrich.
5. Has Covid-19 Changed Fear and Victimization of Online Identity Theft in Portugal?, Inês Guedes, Joana Martins, Samuel Moreira
and Carla Cardoso.
6. A South African Perspective on Cybercrime During the Pandemic, Brett van Niekerk, Trishana Ramluckan and Anna Collard.

About the authors/editors

Daniel Ventre has a PhD in Political Science and conducts his research at the CESDIP laboratory, CNRS, Université Paris Saclay, France. His work focuses on cybersecurity and cyberdefense policies.

Hugo Loiseau has a PhD in Political Science and is a professor at l’École de politique appliquée at the Université de Sherbrooke, Canada. His research focuses on the political and international issues involving cybersecurity.