Informatica e diritto, XLIII Annata, Vol. XXVI, 2017, n. 1-2, pp. 177-200
Cat-Fish, Romance Fraud e Sextortion:
le nuove frontiere dell’adescamento nei social media
Catfish, Romance Fraud and Sextortion:
New Frontiers of Grooming in Social Media
The advent and spread of the so-called Web 2.0 and social media have caused an unthinkable revolution, developing inexperienced forms of social interactions and affecting even the intimate personal sphere. A brand-new category of potential cyber-victims has emerged: adults who rely upon the Internet to find new partners. Growing phenomena as cat-fishing, romance fraud and sextortion clearly exploit their vulnerability. This trend represents one of the challenges posed by digital technologies to criminal matters, crucial for the future technological era, given the increasingly present involvement of cyber and sex.
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