Curbing the For-Profit Cybercrime Food Chain


September 25, 2015

Security specialists need to change the game and shift gears, researchers argue – instead of focusing on protecting their users and systems, they should narrow their sights on trying to shake up cybercrime’s seedy underbelly.

At least that’s how Kurt Thomas and Elie Bursztein, researchers at Google’s Anti-Fraud and Abuse Research team, see it. The two recruited another researcher from Google, David Wang, and a corps of researchers from the University of California, San Diego, Berkeley, and Santa Barbara, George Mason, and Michigan State, for a deep dive on the cybercrime underground and the best ways to disrupt it.

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