While cybercriminals seem to be shying away from data theft to outright extortion as their main revenue source (cue in ransomware), stealing personal information and using or selling it for further cybercriminal acts is still a serious problem.
Over 689,000 medical records and 9.3 million health insurance records were recently found being sold in the deep web. What happens to the stolen data, and how much is personal information worth in the online black market?
In 2012, we predicted that we would soon see an African underground market take root. Our recent joint research effort with the INTERPOL on the West African threat landscape may just be even greater proof of that.
Details of the different regional underground scenes we visited in 2015. Find out why we say the cybercriminal underground is not a huge global conglomerate, but rather a wide-ranging cluster of specialized “branches” that cater to specific needs.
While considered new and relatively smaller than its foreign counterparts, the German underground is a fully developed, well-managed haven that gives cybercriminals just about everything they need to start their own cybercrime business
This research paper offers a glimpse into Japan's unique cybercriminal underground—it's economy, the cybercriminals' activities, and a marketplace characterized by the taboo, the illegal, and the vindictive.