Disrupting the Malware Market

This year, the number of cyberattacks has increased, along with the types of malware used in the attacks. Much of this escalation is due to the proliferation of malware through online markets. These black markets are making it easy and cheap to commit identity fraud, gain information, and launch attacks that are costly for companies, governments, and individuals. But like any market, the malware market is subject to economic forces. Not only do malware vendors and consumers act on basic laws of supply and demand, but their behavior in response…

A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Drugs and Guns on the Web

It’s time that we all learn a thing or two about the deep web. It can be a scary place; often called the “dark web” or the “hidden” internet, the deeper corners of the internet attract a dangerous minority of web users. Browsing the tamer websites of the deep web, you can find handy guides on cybersecurity, rare editions of hard-to-find novels, and large depositories of music, movies, and other media. But diving into the more insidious websites of the deep web, you’ll discover what makes it dangerous. On the…