Blackhatonomics: An Inside Look at the Economics of Cybercrime

Blackhatonomics: An Inside Look at the Economics of Cybercrime

Will Gragido, Daniel Molina, John Pirc, Nick Selby

Language: English

Pages: 216

ISBN: 1597497401

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Blackhatonomics explains the basic economic truths of the underworld of hacking, and why people around the world devote tremendous resources to developing and implementing malware. The book provides an economic view of the evolving business of cybercrime, showing the methods and motivations behind organized cybercrime attacks, and the changing tendencies towards cyber-warfare. Written by an exceptional author team of Will Gragido, Daniel J Molina, John Pirc and Nick Selby, Blackhatonomics takes practical academic principles and backs them up with use cases and extensive interviews, placing you right into the mindset of the cyber criminal.

  • Historical perspectives of the development of malware as it evolved into a viable economic endeavour
  • Country specific cyber-crime analysis of the United States, China, and Russia, as well as an analysis of the impact of Globalization on cyber-crime.
  • Presents the behind the scenes methods used to successfully execute financially motivated attacks in a globalized cybercrime economy.
  • Provides unique insights, analysis, and useful tools for justifying corporate information security budgets.
  • Provides multiple points of view, from pure research, to corporate, to academic, to law enforcement.
  • Includes real world cybercrime case studies and profiles of high-profile cybercriminals.

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cybercriminal developer, then, the task of identifying demand and being able to broadly cater to that demand is an attractive proposition. There are ample customers to market to through a variety of channels, all of which are willing to pay a competitive market price for the good or service to be delivered by these crafty cybercriminals. Nevertheless, it would be foolish for an informed cybercriminal entity or organization to assume that they were the purveyors of fine criminal goods and services

contract. China provides large profits for foreign companies, thus increasing the status of these companies on Wall Street and might increase the propensity to move operations and bid on contracts within China. Consider what happens when the United States outsources to foreign countries. Conducting technological business in the United States is very expensive. As a result, many U.S. companies decide to outsource engineering and manufacturing to foreign countries because doing so decreases capital

consultancy services. The relationship that ensued saw Lyon eventually launch a business with angel funding from his clients (who he later found out were members of organized crime families in the United States) while also tracking down Russian cybercriminals responsible for advanced denial of service (DoS) attacks against his clients and other operations.[12] It should be noted that in other parts of Latin America—Brazil,[13] for example—the hacker mindset is alive and well in addition to being

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