Combatting Cybercrime and Sexual Exploitation of Children: An Open Source Toolkit

  • Elisavet Charalambous
  • Dimitrios Kavallieros
  • Ben BrewsterEmail author
  • George Leventakis
  • Nikolaos Koutras
  • George Papalexandratos
Part of the Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications book series (ASTSA)


This chapter presents the UINFC2 “Engaging Users in preventing and fighting Cybercrime” software platform, showcasing how software tools designed to detect, collect, analyse, categorise and correlate information that is publically available online, can be used to enable and enhance the reporting, detection and removal capabilities of law enforcement and hotlines in response to cybercrimes and crimes associated with the sexual exploitation of children. It further discusses the social, economic and wider impact of cybercrime on a European and global scale, highlighting a number of challenges it poses to modern society before moving on to discuss the specific challenge posed by the proliferation of online child exploitation material and discussing the functionalities of the UINFC2 system as a response mechanism.


Child Sexual Abuse Sexual Exploitation Child Pornography Social Media Platform Fiscal Year 
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The research leading to these results was funded by the European Commission’s Prevention of and Fight against Crime, Illegal Use of Internet (INT) under grant agreement number [HOME/2013/ISEC/AG/INT/4000005215].

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This project has been funded with the support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the authors, and the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elisavet Charalambous
    • 1
  • Dimitrios Kavallieros
    • 2
  • Ben Brewster
    • 3
    Email author
  • George Leventakis
    • 2
  • Nikolaos Koutras
    • 1
  • George Papalexandratos
    • 2
  1. 1.Advanced Integrated Technology Solutions & Services LtdEgkomiCyprus
  2. 2.Center for Security Studies (KEMEA)Hellenic Ministry of Interior and Administrative ReconstructionΑthensGreece
  3. 3.CENTRIC/Sheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldUK

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