The Cybercriminal Underground
- We take a closer look at an emerging underground market that is driven by malicious actors who sell access to a gargantuan amount of stolen data, frequently advertised in the underground as “cloud of logs."In 2012, we predicted that we would soon see an African underground market take root. Our recent joint research effort with the INTERPOL on the West African threat landscape may just be even greater proof of that.This research into the French underground offers a look into a small market that, unlike the North American underground, is well-hidden in the Dark Web.An interactive map that shows how each cybercriminal underground scene in each region differ from another: from accessibility, to identity, and product service offerings.Details of the different regional underground scenes we visited in 2015. Find out why we say the cybercriminal underground is not a huge global conglomerate, but rather a wide-ranging cluster of specialized “branches” that cater to specific needs.This interactive map shows how diverse the cybercriminal underground economy is, with different markets that are as unique as the country or region that it caters to.Trend Micro's latest visit to the Brazilian cybercriminal underground reveals its latest trends and available services, from online banking malware to tutorial classes for new cybercriminals.While considered new and relatively smaller than its foreign counterparts, the German underground is a fully developed, well-managed haven that gives cybercriminals just about everything they need to start their own cybercrime businessA look into the North American underground reveals a more "open" community that encourages cybercriminal activity with easily accessible sites and convenient marketplaces.