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Criminals are selling hacking services targeting world’s biggest companies

June 7, 2019


A new study – undertaken by Dr. Mike McGuire, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Surrey, and underwritten by Bromium – provides details of first-hand intelligence gathered from covert discussions with dark net vendors, alongside analysis by a panel of global industry experts across law enforcement and government.

Network compromise tools and services on the dark net

Key findings:

  • 4 in 10 dark net vendors are selling targeted hacking services aimed at FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 businesses
  • A 20% rise in the number of dark net listings with a direct potential to harm the enterprise since 2016
  • The dark net has become a haven for custom-built, targeted malware, with threats tailored to specific industries or organizations outnumbering off-the-shelf varieties 2:1

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