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Benjamin Johnson
Queensland Police Service (QPS)
Detective Senior Constable Ben Johnson is an Investigator currently assigned to Cyber and Identity Crime within the Financial and Cyber Crime Group.

Detective Johnson has recently joined Cyber and Identity Crime after spending the last 11 years at numerous policing districts across Queensland including Logan Criminal Investigation Branch, Gladstone and the State Flying Squad.  Detective Johnson has extensive experience in a variety of criminal investigations and has a focus on identity theft including large scale identity farming, credit card fraud as well as cyber related offenses.

Darknet Investigations: The End Result of your Data Breach


With estimated worldwide earnings from cyber-crime now being over $1tn a year, and earnings from illicit/illegal online markets being estimated at $860bn a year by itself, it’s easy to see the motivation of why data breaches occur. But when a breach does occur, where does the data go? This presentation will use case studies of active and finalised criminal investigations show you where that data ends up, how much your data is worth, and how it is used by criminals. Detective’s Ben Johnson and Robert Thomson from the Queensland Police Financial and Cyber Crime Group will provide an insight into the end result of a data breach... how your data is converted into money by cyber-criminals.