Like any exchange of goods and services, the darknet is not exempt from simple economic realities. Unlike state-sponsored threat actors, cybercriminals are generally motivated by one thing: profit. Yet the past few months have demonstrated that major developments on the darknet are likely to have a significant influence on the way in which cybercriminals operate, where they sell their products, and even the types of products they sell.
This quarter’s Darknet Review covers the fall of Empire market and the smaller marketplaces lining up to take its customers; the rise of ransomware; and access being sold as a commodity. Our darknet expert, Kit Clelford, also looks ahead to Q4 and beyond to explore the possible darknet devlopments in the short- to medium-term.
Download the full report here.