Online security specialist Avast has created a report looking at the history and potential future of cyberattacks and cybercrime. The report, available here, outlines the various players in the build-up to a cyberattack and hacking and how cybercrime has kept pace with online business practices and their supporting technologies.
The report states: "Perpetrators of the attacks are the ones who actually steal information from users. They usually do not develop the malware themselves, but hire developers to create the malware to steal user information online. Once they have the stolen user information, they then sell it on the dark web to cybercriminals who specialize in using stolen information (such as credit card numbers, login credentials, etc.) to make money.
"Cybercrime has kept pace – perhaps not surprisingly – with the evolution of e-commerce. As the general public grew more and more accustomed to entering credit card numbers online, cybercriminals quickly realized the impact that some strategically placed malware could have on this new digital marketplace."
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