Cybercrime as a Service: A Growing Business

Posted By: ASK  Posted date: June 23, 2017  In: Bottom Line IT, Hacker Group, Hackers, Hacking  No Comments

Cybercrime as a serviceYou’ve heard of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and even Cybersecurity as a Service (CaaS), but have you heard of Cybercrime as a Service? Yes, indeed, in this day and age, if you want to hack someone, you don’t necessarily need to be a hacker yourself. An array of tools, from exploit kits to more complex malware, are readily available to help amateurs launch their own cyber-attacks.

These businesses are readily available on the dark web to anyone. There are websites that offer completely packaged hack and virus kits that you can purchase and launch at the push of a button. You want malware sent to your rival business? You can have with a snap of your fingers. There are even customer service and support lines you can call or chat online with a live customer service representative to assist you should you run into any issues along the way.

According to a DNS threat index released by Infoblox in 2016, the Cybercrime-as-a-Service trend is growing at an explosive pace. 2016 stood out with impressive growth as opposed to previous years, with an index 7 percent higher than the one recorded in 2015. Until recently, the majority of domains created for cybercrime were registered in the U.S, but five other countries have worked their way to the top. The countries; Portugal, Russia, Netherlands, the U.K. and Iceland, all have an overwhelming presence of Cybercrime-as-a-Service.

As a business owner, you cannot fight this alone. You need to partner with a technology company who is trained and certified in cyber-security to continuously monitor everything coming in and going out of your environment. At ASK, we provide this, along with Live Security Monitoring, Security Assessments, and Phishing campaigns.

In this day and age, nothing is more important for a CEO to be thinking about than protecting your business from cybercrime. These threats are being produced so quickly that you need to stay on top of it and pay attention to it. As we say at ASK, it is not a matter of if you become a victim of cybercrime but when.  Learn more about ASK’s SOC here.

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