Social Media Platforms Bring the Dark Web Closer Than You Think

2019-04-19T08:44:07+00:00April 19th, 2019|Web of Profit|

Some of the most popular social media platforms are being exploited by cybercriminals to openly sell their tools and expertise This exploitation means that the lines between clear web platforms and their dark web equivalents have become blurred We use social media for many reasons. Keeping up with our friends, finding out the latest news [...]

New report: Social Media Platforms and the Cybercrime Economy

2019-02-25T20:32:42+00:00February 26th, 2019|Research, Web of Profit|

New report outlines how cybercriminals are exploiting trust on social media to spread malware and buy/sell hacking tools and expertise With social media playing a crucial day-to-day role in the workplace, this represents a major threat to organisations After six months of research, I’m excited to say that we are launching our new report: Social [...]

Catch Me If You Can: The Changing Faces of Malware

2018-12-21T14:29:25+00:00November 14th, 2018|Web of Profit|

The reappearance of malware variants shows how platform criminality is enabling hackers to teach old code new tricks The security industry and authorities need to work together to understand how platforms are being used to resurrect malware New malware is constantly emerging into the ever-growing threat landscape, and the diversity and number of attacks that [...]

How Hackers Exploit Online Games

2018-12-21T14:29:47+00:00October 31st, 2018|Web of Profit|

Legitimate platforms like online gaming services are a breeding ground for hackers, with in-game currencies and micro-transactions putting a target on the gaming industry’s back Online games have also provided a testing ground for hackers keen to test their malware on unsuspecting players Hackers taking advantage of social networks like LinkedIn is nothing new in [...]

Platform Criminality Aids Sales of Exploits and IP

2018-12-21T14:30:09+00:00September 13th, 2018|Web of Profit|

Platform criminality is enabling and incentivising insider threats to sell on corporate IP and potent malware Understanding cybercrime platforms is key to disrupting the supply of hacking tools and IP theft Platform criminality has been reshaping the way in which the security industry thinks about cybercrime. It’s made the sale and purchase of cybercrime tools, [...]

Free Report | Incredible Research Reveals Cybercrime’s Complex Economy

2018-12-21T14:30:45+00:00April 20th, 2018|Web of Profit|

Ground-breaking study highlights emergence of Platform Criminality Cybercriminal profits are linked to drug production, human trafficking and terrorism We'll be talking a lot more about this research in the weeks to come. Get your copy of the free report Last spring, we contracted with an academic researcher who specialized in criminality from the University of [...]

Sex, Drugs and Toilet Rolls: How Cybercriminals Spend Their Money (infographic)

2018-12-21T14:31:12+00:00April 11th, 2018|Web of Profit|

We conducted an independent, academic study into how much money cybercriminals are earning and what they spend it on. The findings are part of a larger nine-month study titled Into the Web of Profit, sponsored by Bromium. The report is free and you can reserve your copy here.  This is part two of a two-part series based on [...]

Tax Free Criminal Cyber Profits Reveal Economic Hierarchy

2018-12-21T14:28:58+00:00April 10th, 2018|Web of Profit|

We conducted an independent, academic study into how much money cybercriminals are earning and what they spend it on. The findings are part of a larger nine-month study titled Into the Web of Profit, sponsored by Bromium. The report is free and you can reserve your copy here. This is part one of a two-part [...]

How Digital Payment Systems Like PayPal Are Used for Money Laundering | Part 3

2018-12-21T14:31:30+00:00March 21st, 2018|Web of Profit|

Covert data collection found that PayPal and other digital payment systems are employed by cybercriminals to launder money Digital payment systems laundering often involves the use of micro-laundering techniques where multiple, small payments are made so laundering limits aren’t triggered The financial industry is looking at digital payment methods and how that might impact global [...]

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