Chapter 7

Why Targeted Cyber Attacks Are Easy to Conduct?

This chapter presents the importance of Crimeware-as-a-Service (CaaS) model to build components of targeted attacks through easy means. Generally, the chapter shows how easy it has become to purchase different software components and other additional elements such as compromised hosting servers by paying required amount of money. We also discuss the role of e-currency in underground market places on the Internet and processing of transactions.

Keywords

Crimeware-as-a-Service (CaaS); Underground cyber market; E-currency; Pay-per-infections (PPI); Rootkits

Targeted attacks can be launched with ease using Crimeware-as-a-Service (CaaS) [1] model. CaaS makes it easy for the buyers to purchase a ...

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