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Mapping the Underground: Supervised Discovery of Cybercrime Supply Chains [pdf] (damonmccoy.com)
10 points by stjo 19 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 2 comments

The big problem with these studies tends to be that the authors are not familiar enough with the business to be able to gain access to the actually interesting forums, at the very least they could pay for an exploit.in account

The biggest problem to me is how pointless the solution is.

What's challenging in eliminating cybercrimes is rather how to stop/arrest the actors. In the meantime we have a multi billion business, and growing, to defend against threat actors. Apparently topped up in research departments for dead end studies.

Knowing what is being sold in the black cyber market is frivolous. Full supply tracing or not, I don't see what value is provides.

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