Trend Micro Incorporatedregarding global cyber security solutions, has released new data on the operations of criminals and the patterns of buying and selling of goods and services in the underground market of cyber crime or underground. The trust has eroded between the interactions of criminals, causing a change to the e-commerce platforms and media by using Discord, which increases the anonymity of the users.

This report highlights the intelligence threats that we collect and analyze the networks by cybercriminals global that allows us to warn, prepare and protect our clients and partners corporate, explains Ed Cabrera, director of cyber security for Trend Micro. This research helps us to inform businesses of the way early on emerging threats, such as ransomware Deepfake, the bots AI, the Access-as-Service and the exchange of SIM highly targeted. A response by layers and based on the risk it is vital to mitigate the threat posed by these and other threats every time ms popular”.

The report reveals that the determined efforts of the forces of order seem to be having an impact on the underground market for cybercrime. Several forums have been shut down by law enforcement agencies worldwide, and the forums are remaining experiencing DDoS attacks and persistent problems of login that affect their utility.

The loss of confidence led to the creation of a new site called DarkNet Trust, which was created to verify the anonymity of sellers and increase the users. Other underground market have put in place new security measures, such as direct payments from buyer to seller, signatures, multiple for transactions of criptomonedas, messenger encrypted and the prohibition of the use of JavaScript.

The report also highlights the changing trends of the market of products and services related to cybercrime as from 2015. The mercantilizacin has made the prices of many items have decreased. For example, the cryptographic services fell 1,000 dollars to just 20 dollars a month, while the price of botnets genricas baj of 200 dollars to 5 dollars a day. The prices of other items, including ransomware, remote access trojans (RAT), credentials for online accounts and services of spam remained stable, indicating a continuing demand.

However, Trend Micro Research has observed a great demand for other services, such as botnets IoT, with new variants of malware are not detected and are sold up by 5,000 dollars. They are also popular fake news and services ciberpropaganda, with databases of voters that are sold for hundreds of dollars, and the accounts of games such as Fortnite can reach up to around 1,000 dollars on average.

Other relevant findings saved relationship with the appearance of markets for:

  • Services deepfake for the sextorsin or to circumvent the requirements of do check for crossing of photos of some sites.
  • Bots of game-based artificial intelligence (AI) customized to predict the patterns of dice and decipher the complex Roblox CAPTCHA.
  • Access-as-Service devices hacked and corporate networks. The prices for the companies on the Fortune 500 can reach 10,000 dollars and some services include access with read and write privileges.
  • Accounts devices wearable where access could allow hackers to run scams guarantee applying for replacement devices.

It is likely that the trends of the markets at the underground will change even more in the months after the global pandemic of the COVID-19, to measure the attack opportunities continue to evolve. To protect themselves against the ever-changing threat landscape, Trend Micro recommends an approach of defense multilayer to be saved from the last, and mitigate the security risk of the companies.


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