Posts Tagged: IT Underground


DDoS for hire services offering to ‘take down your competitor’s web sites’ going mainstream

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Thanks to the increasing availability of custom coded DDoS modules within popular malware and crimeware releases, opportunistic cybercriminals are easily developing managed DDoS for hire, also known as “rent a botnet” services, next to orchestrating largely under-reported DDoS extortion campaigns against financial institutions and online gambling web sites. In this post, I’ll profile a managed DDoS for hire service, offering to “take down your competitor’s web sites offline in a cost-effective manner”. More details:

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A peek inside a boutique cybercrime-friendly E-shop – part three

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Over the past few months, I’ve been witnessing an increase in underground market propositions advertised by what appears to be novice cybercriminals. The trend, largely driven by the increasing supply of cybercrime-as-a-service underground market propositions, results in an increasing number of newly launched cybercrime-friendly E-shops attempting to monetize fraudulently obtained accounting data. In this post, I’ll profile yet another currently spamvertised cybercrime-friendly E-shop, offering access to accounts purchased using stolen credit cards as well as highlight the ways in which cybercriminals obtain the account info in the first place. More details:

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A peek inside a boutique cybercrime-friendly E-shop – part two

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Increasingly populated by novice cybercriminals thanks to the rise of cybercrime-as-a-service underground market propositions, the cybercrime ecosystem is also a home to a huge variety of underground market players. This overall availability of managed cybercrime services results in an increasing number of underground market propositions by novice cybercriminals looking for alternative ways to monetize the fraudulently obtained goods. Although their service cannot be compared to the services offered by sophisticated cybercriminals, this niche market segment is becoming increasing common these days. In this post, I’ll profile yet another recently advertised boutique cybercrime-friendly E-shop, run by novice cybercriminals, offering access to […]

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