We have frequently talked about how the Deep Web is used as a venue for the illegal trade in weapons and drugs. This part of the cybercrime underground includes a German-speaking community. Our new research examines these sites in some detail.Read More
Cybercrime doesn’t wait for anything or anyone. Two years after publishing our last report on the wares and services traded in the bustling Chinese underground, we found that the market’s operations have further expanded. From traditional malware, Chinese cybercriminals are now looking toward newer innovations and technologies to boost their operations. The Chinese underground now…Read More
Our research into various cybercriminal underground communities has taken us to Japan. The Japanese Underground looks into this growing community, with a particular focus on the items they sell, such as passports, firearms, and child pornography.
Over the years we have tracked cybercrime activity and targeted attacks in Japan. Japan is no stranger to cyber attacks and malware-related incidents—from recent malvertising attacks in early October to EMDIVI malware targeting Japan companies, and even to banking malware centered in the region in 2014. Despite these incidents and more, our research on the cybercrime underground in Japan shows that the underground economy is still fairly younger and smaller compared with its foreign counterparts.Read More
When big breaches happen and hundreds of millions of credit card numbers and SSNs get stolen, they resurface in other places. The underground now offers a vast landscape of shops, where criminals can buy credit cards and other things at irresistible prices. Million dollar breaches News and media coverage on significant breaches are increasingly shaping…Read More
In our monitoring of the global threat landscape, we tend to notice that countries sometimes are affiliated with a particular cybercriminal activity. One classic example is Brazil, which is known for its association with banking malware. As we noted in a previous blog entry, “nline banking theft is especially rampant in the country, whose history of…Read More