Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Elsevier IJCIP - Crimeware-as-a-service – A survey of commoditized crimeware in the underground market

Our paper on Crimeware-as-a-Service (CaaS) has been accepted for publication in Elsevier's Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection and is available at

Abstract: Crimeware-as-a-Service (CaaS) has become a prominent component of the underground economy. CaaS provides a new dimension to cyber crime by making it more organized, automated, and accessible to criminals with limited technical skills. This paper dissects CaaS and explains the essence of the underground economy that has grown around it. The paper also describes the various crimeware services that are provided in the underground market.