Autonomic Author Identification in Internet Relay Chat (IRC)

Sicong Shao, Cihan Tunc, Amany Al-Shawi, Salim A Hariri

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Abstract

With the advances in Internet technologies and services, the social media has been gaining excessive popularity, especially because these technologies provide anonymity where they use nicknames to post their messages. Unfortunately, the anonymity feature has been exploited by the cyber-criminals to hide their identities and their operations. Hence, there is a growing interest in cybersecurity research domain to identify the authors of malicious messages and activities. Internet Relay Chat (IRC) channels are widely used to exchange messages and information among malicious users involved in cybercrimes. In this paper, we present an autonomic author identification technique based on personality profile and analysis of IRC messages. We first monitor the IRC channels using our autonomic bots and then create a personality profile for each targeted author. We demonstrate that personality analysis for author detection/identification is an efficient approach and has high detection rates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE/ACS 15th International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, AICCSA 2018
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781538691205
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 14 2019
Event15th IEEE/ACS International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, AICCSA 2018 - Aqaba, Jordan
Duration: Oct 28 2018Nov 1 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of IEEE/ACS International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, AICCSA
Volume2018-November
ISSN (Print)2161-5322
ISSN (Electronic)2161-5330

Conference

Conference15th IEEE/ACS International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, AICCSA 2018
CountryJordan
CityAqaba
Period10/28/1811/1/18

Keywords

  • Author identification
  • cybersecurity
  • Internet Relay Chat (IRC)
  • machine learning
  • personality insights
  • Watson AI platform

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Signal Processing
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Shao, S., Tunc, C., Al-Shawi, A., & Hariri, S. A. (2019). Autonomic Author Identification in Internet Relay Chat (IRC). In 2018 IEEE/ACS 15th International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, AICCSA 2018 [8612780] (Proceedings of IEEE/ACS International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, AICCSA; Vol. 2018-November). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/AICCSA.2018.8612780