Some Psychological Features of Victims of Crime Committed Using Digital Technologies

Keywords: cybervictimism, types of cybercrime, Internet fraud, digital space, psychological stability, information and psychological security


The large-scale development of information technology and the wide spread of the Internet have involved millions of people in the daily use of digitalization products as a means of communication, work, entertainment and other purposes. At the same time, the online world has become an attractive environment for various types of crime. Some attackers are interested in gaining access to confidential information, such as personal and financial data, trade secrets, intellectual property, etc. The information they receive can be used for fraud, espionage or extortion. This article provides a list of common crimes and offenses committed, including with the use of digital technologies, in accordance with the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation and the Code of the Russian Federation of Administrative Offenses; current types of cybercrime are considered, an assessment is made of the psychological characteristics of persons who commit crimes using digital technologies and their victims. At the end of the article, recommendations are given to ensure psychological resilience to the main threats of the digital environment. Compliance with the rules of information and psychological security and digital education of the society can significantly reduce vulnerability and minimize the risks of user victimization.

Author Biography

Д.Р. Белодед, Kaluga State University named after K. E. Tsiolkovski, Kaluga, Russia

D.R. Beloded, Forensic psychologist, postgraduate student of the Institute of Psychology


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How to Cite
Белодед, Д. (2023). Some Psychological Features of Victims of Crime Committed Using Digital Technologies. VICTIMOLOGY [VICTIMOLOGIA], 10(3), 320-334.–334
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