HP Threat Research Blog New report: Social Media Platforms and the Cybercrime Economy

February 26, 2019 Category: Into the Web of Profit, Uncategorized By: Dr Michael McGuire Comments: 1

New report: Social Media Platforms and the Cybercrime Economy

  • New report outlines how cybercriminals are exploiting trust on social media to spread malware and buy/sell hacking tools and expertise
  • With social media playing a crucial day-to-day role in the workplace, this represents a major threat to organisations

After six months of research, I’m excited to say that we are launching our new report: Social Media Platforms and the Cybercrime Economy. This is the next chapter of Into the Web of Profit, which we launched at RSA Conference 2018. Into the Web of Profit identified the development of ‘platform criminality’, whereby cybercriminals are mirroring the tactics of platform companies, like Uber and Amazon. It also raised concerns over how platforms are being exploited to launder money, sell drugs and target companies.

Social Media Platforms and the Cybercrime Economy