How Hacking Gangs are Modeling Themselves on Big Business (ZD Net)


The clichéd image of a cybercriminal is one of a lone hacker, huddled over a computer in their parent’s basement. Today, that stereotype couldn’t be further from the truth, because — now more than ever — cybercrime is carried out by gangs running sophisticated operations.

The most organized criminal groups, such as those active on the dark web, are operating like legitimate businesses, with departmentalized teamwork, collaboration tools, training, and even service agreements between malicious software providers and their hacker customers.