How Cybercriminals Monetize Ransomware Attacks

The eCrime business model evolves quickly, with cryptocurrency-based ransom payments and data extortion becoming popular avenues for cybercriminals to monetize their efforts.

For defenders, these transactions offer new insights into the eCrime ecosystem, providing understanding of the participating adversaries, their transaction sequences and the valuation of recent compromises.

Learn more about:

  • Usage of cryptocurrencies for ransom payments
  • How corporate data is auctioned off
  • Why threat intelligence needs to track monetization
  • CrowdStrike eCrime Index (ECX)


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