2017 has seen a 2,502 percent growth in the ransomware dark web economy. The same research also found over 6,300 places where cybercriminals had advertised ransomware services, along with over 45,000 ads.
The number of mobile phone users around the world is projected to exceed the five billion mark by 2019. Since cybercriminals usually cast wide nets to reach more potential victims, mobile users should protect their devices early on to defend against threats.
The Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) underground is characterized by its ironic mix of ideology and felony. We take a look at its inner workings, available wares, and the unique sense of brotherhood shared by its players.