Profits at the dawn of cybercrime-as-a-service
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The growing of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) that has been experienced in recent years, has led to new and more sophisticated ways of doing business. Consequently, worldwide organized criminal groups have been able to adapt their activities to new trends in the area of information security. In this paper the problem of cyber-crime as a profitable business and the model Cybercrime-as-a-service (CaaS) are exposed. For this purpose, the ransomware, which is one of the threats that have generated more profit in the last two years, is analyzed. This kind of malware is able to block assets in the victim systems and blackmail their owners with their deletion, if they fail to pay a ransom. In this sense, a game theory model of the behavior of actors involved in a ransomware attack is proposed. The proposed model describes the extortion process between the attacker and victim and estimates the probability of payment of ransom.
How to citeMaestre Vidal, J., Sotelo Monge, M. A., & Martínez Monterrubio, S. M., Barona López. L., & Valdivieso Caraguay, A. L. (2019). Profits at the dawn of cybercrime-as-a-service. In Proceedings - 2019 International Conference on Information Systems and Software Technologies, ICI2ST 2019, Article number 8940381, (pp. 71-78). 1st International Conference on Information Systems and Software Technologies, ICI2ST 2019; Escuela Politecnica NacionalQuito; Ecuador; 13 November 2019 through 15 November 2019.
Area / Line of researchProductividad y empleo / Innovación: tecnologías y productos
Category / SubcategoryPendiente / Pendiente
JournalProceedings - 2019 International Conference on Information Systems and Software Technologies, ICI2ST
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