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Hackers take aim at Fortune 500 companies on the Dark Web

According to a report from Bromium titled 'Into the Web of Profit: Behind the Dark Net Black Mirror', it said hackers are increasingly turning to Dark Web marketplaces to buy and sell tools to attack businesses. (Bromium business focuses on virtual hardware claiming to reduce or eliminate endpoint computer threats like viruses, malware, and adware).

And the report said:-

  1. Four in 10 Dark Web hackers are selling targeted hacking services against FTSE 100 or Fortune 500 businesses. The hacking services targeted at companies in the Fortune 500 or FTSE 100 typically came with service plans for conducting the hack.

  2. Sales of threats tailored to specific industries or organizations now outnumber off-the-shelf types by two to one.

  3. Access to corporate networks is also sold with 60% of vendors identified in the report were offering access to more than 10 business networks at a time.

  4. Malware tools being traded on the Dark Web most frequently target banking (34%), e-commerce (20%), healthcare (15%), and education (12%).

Only Petronas in Malaysia falls under the Fortune 500 businesses.


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