Hacker Infrastructure and Underground Hosting 101

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Cybercriminals are in the business of making money at their victims’ expense. Unfortunately, this involves a great deal of stolen money and countless victims through identity and credit card theft, encrypting user data, and the list goes on. In this article, we will go into the details on how criminal forums have adapted to the demands of the underground market and ways they have enabled easier access to underground hosting. Are you ready to dive into the underground?

Under the constant threat of being attacked by cybercriminals, you are faced with the task of strategically defending your organization with the most effective and efficient security. What if you had greater insights into the world you are defending against; it may make you think differently about your cybersecurity strategy. Here are some insights on the hacker infrastructure and underground hosting to help inform your security strategy from a cybercriminal’s perspective.

In the cybercriminal underground, a criminal’s hosting infrastructure serves as the foundation of their entire business model. It hosts anonymizing services for keeping their activities private, command-and-control (C&C) servers for taking advantage of victims’ machines, and discussion forums for communicating with other criminals. Criminal sellers provide services and infrastructures that other

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