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6/13/2017
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The Rising Tide of Crimeware-as-a-Service

Malware, botnets, phishing and backdoors are all offered on the cheap as subscription. These days even crime is in the cloud.
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Shadow Broker Service

WannaCry was one of the best marketing vehicles that the crooks behind the Shadow Broker threat actor group could possibly have hoped for. The ransomware outbreak was spread through a special exploit stolen by Shadow Broker from the NSA. Now the group appears to be hoping to make some hay while the sun shines. Last week it announced it was launching a new monthly data dump service for customers to access exploits, zero-days, and hacking tools stolen from the U.S. government. The asking price: $23,000 per month.

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Shadow Broker Service

WannaCry was one of the best marketing vehicles that the crooks behind the Shadow Broker threat actor group could possibly have hoped for. The ransomware outbreak was spread through a special exploit stolen by Shadow Broker from the NSA. Now the group appears to be hoping to make some hay while the sun shines. Last week it announced it was launching a new monthly data dump service for customers to access exploits, zero-days, and hacking tools stolen from the U.S. government. The asking price: $23,000 per month.

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LindsayCybSafe
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LindsayCybSafe,
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6/20/2017 | 5:07:41 PM
Time to get tough and equip your staff
given the potential and innovation of hackers, as is clear from this article, we need to protect our staff with cyber awareness training that comes with real time updates. Get CybSafe.
Joe Stanganelli
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6/26/2017 | 7:05:12 PM
CaaS
This all makes perfect sense. As enterprises are digitally transforming, so too are criminal enterprises.

After the spam-industry bust some years ago, all these hackers and cybercriminals with botnets thousands and tens of thousands strong needed SOMETHING to do with their resources. Thus, these "services."
DHorse2
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9/2/2019 | 7:20:06 PM
Re: CaaS Best practices business models?
There's quite mix of players isn't there? It seems reasonable to say many are low cost innovators even. Actually solid business practices was the MAFIA's secrect. I remain curious how that applies today. A mixed bag I am sure. Here again a malicious creativty again involving ongoing research. This has a long history. Humans huh? Sucks. It's just new waves of technology layered on old but all the old tricks continue in parallel. This applies to our best and worst traits.
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