No smoking gun: Cyber weapons and drug traffickers

Henry Prunckun

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Drug trafficking is a criminal threat of billion-dollar proportions. Drug traffickers exercise international influence and Australian policymakers therefore need to reconsider the framework on which current policy rests. If the so-called war-on-drugs is couched in those terms, then it makes sense to explore a war-like approach—the use of information warfare to defeat drug traffickers’ information processes that are vital to supporting their worldwide financial networks as well as their command and control arrangements. This chapter promotes discussion about a drugs policy that focuses on attacking the source of the illicit drug problem using cyber weapons.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCyber weaponry
Subtitle of host publicationIssues and implications of digital arms
EditorsHenry Prunckun
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783319741079
ISBN (Print)9783319741062
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameAdvanced sciences and technologies for security applications
ISSN (Electronic)2363-9466


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