A Game Theoretical Approach to Hacktivism: (9/12)

Is Attack Likelihood a Product of Risks and Payoffs?
by Jessica E. Bodford, Virginia S.Y. Kwan
The current study examines hacktivism (i.e., hacking to convey a moral, ethical, or social justice message) through a general game theoretic framework—that is, as a product of costs and benefits. Given the inherent risk of carrying out a hacktivist attack (e.g., legal action, imprisonment), it would be rational for the user to weigh these risks against perceived benefits of carrying out the attack.

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