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Why Online Identity Theft Poses a Major Threat to E-Business

Hille, Patrick and Walsh, Gianfranco and Brach, Simon and Dose, David (2011) Why Online Identity Theft Poses a Major Threat to E-Business. pp. 1-2. In: Proceedings of the ACM WebSci'11, June 14-17 2011, Koblenz, Germany.

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While conducting business transactions on the Internet, consumers can be victimized by online identity theft which is a cybercrime. Due to the potential implications that arise from online identity theft, many consumers worry about becoming victims and change their online behavior accordingly (e.g., stop buying online). Such behavior-related outcomes may strongly affect e-business‟ sales and poses a major threat to e-business. However, so far, consumers‟ fear of online identity theft remains underresearched. A literature review and a qualitative study provide a basis for conceptualizing consumers‟ fear of online identity theft within a model.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Web Science Comments:WebSci Conference 2011
Subjects:WS7 Law
WS6 Economics
WS5 Psychology
Web Science Events > Web Science 2011
ID Code:518
Deposited By: Lisa Sugiura
Deposited On:07 Jun 2011 16:38
Last Modified:25 Oct 2011 17:09

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