A look at the underground cybercrime landscape in 2018 shows a dynamic and quick-reacting neighborhood in the face of a successful crackdowns by law enforcement.
Despite numerous effective crackdowns on a number of cybercriminal underworld gangs, scalawags have been extremely active throughout the first half of 2018, according Flashpoint.According to Flashpoint’s mid-year Organisation Threat Intelligence report, released last month, the major developments in the cybercriminal underground in 2018 include: The takedown of MaxiDed, leading to a major disruption of the top-tier bulletproof hosting company market. TrickBot gang’s continued development of new modules and expanding its targeting to various market verticals.Resurfacing of thedarkoverlord, declaring duty for brand-new activity versus legal and insurance coverage firms. Expansion of the GandCrab ransomware affiliate program to the East Asian underground.
The discovery of novel banking Trojans, consisting of DanaBot, MnuBot, and BackSwap.Heightened usage of no-distribute infection scanning services such as Run4Me as workarounds for platforms such as VirusTotal.A shift to Android traffic emulation in carding operations to bypass fraud detection systems. Researchers note the significance of the Russian-language credit card shop called Joker’s Stash going public this year. Flashpoint notes that two brand-new large datasets of taken payment card information in the Bigbadaboom 2 and Zippo breaches in March and May, were contributed to the forum.
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