US cyber criminal underground a shopping free-for-all

According to a new report by Trend Micro, the North American cyber criminal underground isn’t buried as deep as in other geographies.

“It doesn’t exist in the dark web as much as other undergrounds do, or practice as much security,” said Tom Kellermann, chief cybersecurity officer at Trend Micro. “Essentially, it’s become a gun show for everyone as long as they can participate and are willing to pay.”

In addition to offering guns, as well as murder for hire, there’s also drugs, money laundering, bullet-proof hosting, and hacking services available.

It’s a bonanza of services and capabilities, he said, allowing traditional criminals and organized crime groups to become cyber-capable.

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