Category Deepweb

6 motivations of cybercriminals–Is it all about the money?

cybercriminal motivations

Performing a Google search (for the past year) using the terms: “cybercrime” AND “hackers” produced over 5 million results. While scanning through search results, headline eye candy produced:

  • Hackers are draining bank accounts via . . .
  • Hackers Trick Email Systems Into Wiring Them Large Sums …
  • Hackers siphon $47 million out of tech company’s accounts …
  • Hackers use virus to steal £20 MILLION from UK bank …
  • We found out how much money hackers actually make …

So, a cyberiminal’s ultimat...

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Young Darknet wannabe hackers — listen up!

young Darknet hackers

On Sunday, Onur Kopçak, a 26-year old Turkish hacker was sentenced to 135 years for stealing 11 peoples credit card information and selling it to other cybercriminals. With the additional sentencing of 199 years from a 2013 conviction that includes access device fraud, identity fraud, website forgery and wire fraud—this young hacker has a sentence of 334 years and is currently incarcerated in the Osmaniye prison in in the southern Adana province,Turkey.

On the U.S...

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The Darknet Hell Forum Timeline Revisited

Darknet Hell forum web

Back in April of this year I wrote about the AdultFriendFinder data breach: Hacked! How safe is your data on Adult Sites? I did not mention the name of the hacked site because I was worried that I could potentially face legal repercussions. So, I sat on a leaked database of almost 3.9 million unique email addresses that exposed age, gender, race, sexual preferences, and more   until the British TV station, Channel 4 revealed the breach in May.

After the media attention settled down, my Da...

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Healthcare hackers & their dirty little secrets

hackers and medical data

In the world of cybersecurity, the healthcare industry is under siege. A Google search for ” healthcare breach ” now yields about 28,000,000 results , where a Google news search returns 100,000 news articles. Stolen healthcare insurance credentials are like a significant other to a hacker and may reveal things we would prefer to keep private and hidden. In 2015, healthcare data breach victims appear to be adrift with little or no protection or navigation.

“The risk for ongoing data exfiltr...

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