According to the FBI, internet crime in 2016 led to reported losses in excess of $1.3 billion in the United States alone. Cybercrime continues to prove undeniably lucrative, giving rise to a diverse range of threat actors, including organized cybercrime syndicates, nation-states and lone actors – all possessing a spectrum of capabilities and the ability to adapt.
Secureworks, a Dell Technologies company, has been tracking cybercrime activity for more than 10 years, collecting vast amounts of data on criminals, their operations and their money-making schemes. To fully understand the extent of the online criminal economy, Secureworks Counter Threat Unit™ (CTU) researchers blend visibility into both open and hidden criminal forums with an extensive technical monitoring capability.
This executive summary of Secureworks’ annual 2017 State of Cybercrime Report presents CSOs, CISOs and security executives a high-level overview of the cybercrime landscape and trends observed primarily from mid-2016 through mid-2017. You’ll gain valuable information on major cyber threats currently plaguing companies and individuals and rare insight into the behaviors and organizational structure of some of the most proficient criminal groups on the internet.