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Cybercriminals are Recruiting Your Employees

Posted by Lauren Hanlon on Feb 1, 2017 2:13:37 PM

Today RedOwl researchers released a report titled “Monetizing the Insider: The Growing Symbiosis of Insiders and the Dark Web”. This report is two years in the making and its findings include information that is vital for all companies. Cybercriminals are recruiting your employees. Yes, the ones on your payroll.

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Here are the highlights of the report:


  • The recruitment of insiders within the dark web is active and growing.
  • The dark web has created a market for employees to easily monetize their insider access.
  • Sophisticated threat actors use the dark web to find and engage insiders to help place malware behind an organization’s perimeter security

The best way to guard against this threat is first to acknowledge it exists. This is a relatively new threat as most employees were “blissfully ignorant” about the dark web. Now that this corner of the internet is common knowledge, more and more individuals are testing the waters. The second step is to understand the types of information being accessed and then monitor and manage accordingly. Cybercriminals are recruiting with the purpose of finding employees to “steal data, make illegal trades, or otherwise generate profit.”

You can read more about it here


Topics: Cyber Security