Cybercrime finds a way

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nz after the clinic purportedly failed to respond to the ransom demands.

While the AlphaBay and Hansa takedowns will likely provide significant intelligence gains, there will always be supply and demand for illicit goods and services. Digital Shadows will continue monitoring the development of the cybercriminal ecosystem, particularly in these turbulent times. Marketplaces were never seen as the go-to shop for rare exploits or sensitive datasets, and we expect the more sophisticated sellers to continue using more niche forums or private communication channels to flog their wares. Moreover, with other forms of cybercrime occurring outside of the dark web, organizations and individuals would be wrong to assume that the risk of a cyber-attack has now been significantly reduced.


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