[Air-L] Databases for internet research?

Daniel Thomas daniel.thomas--airl at cl.cam.ac.uk
Wed Mar 7 01:43:25 PST 2018

We have collected and used the used the CrimeBB database [0] which is
also available to other academics along with our other datasets [1].
The CrimeBB database contains over 40million posts from six underground
forums and is constantly being updated to reflect the current posts on
those forums. Some significant parts of those forums are devoted to
online gaming (and particularly to various kinds of cheating in online

We would be delighted to share this database with other academics under
the terms of our data sharing licence [2]. We also have a legal
framework for sharing sensitive data of this sort with academics, and
for third parties to give us data to share with academics. If anyone
wants someone to handle the paperwork around data sharing for them (for
cybecrime related data) then we would be happy to do so.

Best wishes,


[0]: https://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~sp849/files/2018-crimebb.pdf
[1]: https://www.cambridgecybercrime.uk/datasets.html
[2]: https://www.cambridgecybercrime.uk/process.html

On 06/03/2018 21:00, Holiday Vega wrote:
> Aloha all,
> What databases do you find most useful for internet research? (I'm
> interested in virtual communities, online gaming communities, internet
> culture and communication, if that helps narrow it down a bit). Thank you
> very much!
> Best,
> Holiday
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