Cybercrime as a service


CaaS is a model where experienced and skilled cybercriminals build and develop sophisticated tools, platforms and capabilities and then sell or rent these to other criminals who do not have the technical knowledge to create these themselves. CaaS provides skilled operators with funding from established criminals and in return criminal groups can up-skill quickly and easily. CaaS is driving the volume and sophistication of attacks in the threat landscape today, and the barrier of entry into cybercrime and the illegal economy is lowering.

Criminals can often exploit bleeding edge capabilities with greater ease and velocity than legitimate businesses can, as they do not operate within the same boundaries and constraints. They are not regulated or governed but are often well funded and coordinated.

Most of us don’t spend a lot of time on the Dark Web, and it can seem incredible to talk of the tools of a cyber-attack being…

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