StanfordNetSeminar: Exploit/Trojan/Ransom-CyberCrime as a Business


ThreatStop's VP Product Management Francis Turner discusses recent threats and breaches, the evolution of cybercrime and preventing malware from "calling home."

Specifically, he talks about how criminal networks use “cloud services” and “Involuntary Contribution Associates” to make money. Criminals are business people too and just as the Internet and related technologies such as cloud computing have revolutionized traditional business models and created new opportunities, so they have for the criminal business. This talk discusses the ways that criminals use the Internet to more efficiently steal money from the rest of us. It includes a discussion of the lifecycle of a machine that gets infected by a Trojan and some examples of how the arms race between criminals and those fighting them has evolved.

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