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The interaction of dark traits with the perceptions of apprehension

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Title:The interaction of dark traits with the perceptions of apprehension
Authors:Gaia, Joana
Murray, David
Sanders, George
Sanders, Sean
Upadhyaya, Shambhu
show 2 moreWang, Xunyi
Yoo, Chul
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Keywords:Cyber Deception and Cyberpsychology for Defense
dark traits
economics of crime
Date Issued:04 Jan 2022
Abstract:This paper integrates dark personality traits with the economics of crime and rational choice theories to identify the role that the Dark Triad and thrill-seeking have on the perceptions of being caught engaging in violating privacy laws. Psychopathy and thrill-seeking had a moderate negative effect on the perceptions of the probability of being apprehended for distributing illegally obtained healthcare information. The implication is that individuals scoring high on the psychopathy and thrill-seeking scales will need less money or monetary incentives to violate HIPAA laws. We also found additional support that white hat hackers score high on the Machiavellian, psychopathy and thrill-seeking scales. We also validated a previous finding that a white hat hacker might drift towards grey hat and black hat hacking.
Pages/Duration:10 pages
Rights:Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
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