We now know that most of the murky dealings that French cybercriminals engage in happen in the dark recesses of the Deep Web, specifically in the Dark Web. Every now and then though, cybercriminals would make their presence felt on the Surface Web. A popular cybercriminal marketplace now gone, French Dark Net, for one, was seen recently promoting its offerings on YouTube. We’ve seen similarities between the French as well as the Brazilian and North American underground markets in that they use social media as a platform to promote their illegal business. What sets the French underground apart?Read More
Ecrivez-vous français parfaitement?
Can you read and write in French? Do you have a keen eye for detail to spot mistakes and correct French spelling and grammar? You may just have a promising career as a cybercriminal; that is if you don’t mind getting paid with stolen goods.
Following our recent discoveries in the French underground, we stumbled across another interesting development—the underground marketplace was looking for a “cleaner” and posted the role with a job description on their forum to find a suitable candidate. Based on the job description, a “cleaner” is a person tasked to clean up content by checking for misspellings and overall readability.Read More
Recently, Trend Micro published a blog post on a new illegal gambling system known as “French Dark Bets (FDB).” FDB is run and hosted by one of the biggest French underground marketplace, the French Dark Net (FDN). This betting system runs entirely on Bitcoins (BTC), which make it easy for cybercriminals to inject and collect money through this platform.
Over the last few weeks, a series of events caught our attention: The FDN and FDB went offline and came back online within a few days, announcing that they were hacked and money was stolen. Following this incident, FDN went back online with changed features.Read More