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Criminals Turn to IM Platforms to Avoid Law Enforcement Scrutiny
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6/29/2020 | 9:20:48 PM
Quick response
IM platforms by nature also have a quick turnaround time, as opposed to forums where criminals first post and then have to wait for a reply. That makes sense, hackers would prefer quick ROI.
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6/29/2020 | 9:19:06 PM
Discord
However, Discord a popular chat and IM platform among gamers appeared to be the fastest-growing platform within the criminal community based on the over 392,00 mentions of the app in forums used by threat groups Yes, I recently created my discord login. I noticed it is widely used
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6/29/2020 | 9:17:04 PM
Security
Security is not a static 'check, we are done here' process Really true. Security is a process, not a point in time.
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6/29/2020 | 9:15:29 PM
Secure
Much of the popularity has to do with the secure, encrypted, peer-to-peer communications available with these platforms, allowing criminals to transact business relatively openly while avoiding scrutiny from law enforcement. Only certain messaging apps are secure not all. Unless they have end to end encryption.
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6/29/2020 | 9:13:16 PM
Messaging apps
Threat groups are increasingly leveraging popular instant messaging platforms such as Telegram and Discord to buy, sell, and exchange criminal goods, advertise products, and communicate with each other This makes sense since we tend to use messaging apps more these days.
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6/26/2020 | 12:23:04 AM
Criminals Turn to IM Platforms to Avoid Law Enforcement Scrutiny
The issue highlighted is really pain of the day for normal firms as well. Employee can use MI to exchange corporate secrets as well. IM applications are available in abundance and easy access to encryption APIs made the developing for encryption a hassle-free activity. Policies and implementation need more deepen thoughts


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