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van de Laarschot, J.W. (author), van Wegberg, R.S. (author)
Cybercriminal entrepreneurs on online anonymous markets rely on security mechanisms to thwart investigators in at- tributing their illicit activities. Earlier work indicates that – despite the high-risk criminal context – cybercriminals may turn to poor security practices due to competing business incentives. This claim has not yet been...
conference paper 2021
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Pletinckx, S.R.G. (author), Habben Jansen, G.J. (author), Brussen, A. (author), van Wegberg, R.S. (author)
The COVID-19 pandemic introduced novel incentives for adversaries to exploit the state of turmoil. As we have witnessed with the increase in for instance phishing attacks and domain name registrations piggybacking the COVID-19 brand name. In this paper, we perform an analysis at Internet-scale of COVID-19 domain name registrations during the...
conference paper 2021
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Booij, Tim M. (author), Verburgh, Thijmen (author), Falconieri, Federico (author), van Wegberg, R.S. (author)
Dark net markets are a competitive environment. As these anonymous markets enable criminals to trade illicit goods or services, this causes vendors to operate under pseudonyms, rather than real-world identities. The constant battle between market admins and law enforcement makes the typical lifespan of a market two years. When a market...
conference paper 2021
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Bijmans, H.L.J. (author), Booij, T.M. (author), Schwedersky, Anneke (author), Nedgabat, Aria (author), van Wegberg, R.S. (author)
Off-the-shelf, easy-to-deploy phishing kits are believed to lower the threshold for criminal entrepreneurs going phishing. That is, the practice of harvesting user credentials by tricking victims into disclosing these on fraudulent websites. But, how do these kits impact the phishing landscape? And, how often are they used? We leverage the use...
conference paper 2021
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van Wegberg, R.S. (author)
Many scientific studies and industry reports have observed the emergence of so-called cybercrime-as-a-service. The idea is that specialized suppliers in the underground economy cater to criminal entrepreneurs in need of certain capabilities – substituting specialized technical knowledge with “knowing what to buy”. The impact of this trend could...
doctoral thesis 2020
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van Wegberg, R.S. (author), Miedema, F.E.G. (author), Akyazi, U. (author), Noroozian, A. (author), Klievink, A.J. (author), van Eeten, M.J.G. (author)
Many cybercriminal entrepreneurs lack the skills and techniques to provision certain parts of their business model, leading them to outsource these parts to specialized criminal vendors. Online anonymous markets, from Silk Road to AlphaBay, have been used to search for these products and contract with their criminal vendors. While one listing of...
conference paper 2020
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Oerlemans, Jan Jaap (author), van Wegberg, R.S. (author)
journal article 2019
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Verburgh, Thijmen (author), Smits, Eefje (author), van Wegberg, R.S. (author)
In this article the authors present the lessons learned from previous research efforts into dark markets. First the important features of dark markets are discussed, i.e. anonymity and trust, as well as the question how data on dark markets can be collected. Next, the authors illustrate how this data can be used to study the phenomenon of dark...
journal article 2018
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van Wegberg, R.S. (author), Oerlemans, Jan-Jaap (author), van Deventer, Oskar (author)
Purpose: This paper aims to shed light into money laundering using bitcoin. Digital payment methods are increasingly used by criminals to launder money obtained through cybercrime. As many forms of cybercrime are motivated by profit, a solid cash-out strategy is required to ensure that crime proceeds end up with the criminals themselves without...
journal article 2018
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van Wegberg, R.S. (author), Verburgh, Thijmen (author)
In the summer of 2017, an international policing effort - named Operation Bayonet - led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Dutch National High Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU) targeted two prominent online anonymous markets. On the one hand, the FBI succeeded in the take-down of AlphaBay, on the other hand the NHTCU took over, operated...
conference paper 2018
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van Wegberg, R.S. (author), Tajalizadehkhoob, S. (author), Soska, Kyle (author), Akyazi, U. (author), Hernandez Ganan, C. (author), Klievink, A.J. (author), Christin, Nicolas (author), van Eeten, M.J.G. (author)
Researchers have observed the increasing commoditization of cybercrime, that is, the offering of capabilities, services, and resources as commodities by specialized suppliers in the underground economy. Commoditization enables outsourcing, thus lowering entry barriers for aspiring criminals, and potentially driving further growth in cybercrime....
conference paper 2018
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van Wegberg, R.S. (author), Klievink, A.J. (author), van Eeten, M.J.G. (author)
Fraud with online payment services is an ongoing problem, with significant financial-economic and societal impact. One of the main modus operandi is financial malware that compromises consumer and corporate devices, thereby potentially undermining the security of critical financial systems. Recent research into the underground economy has...
journal article 2017
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Klievink, A.J. (author), van Wegberg, R.S. (author), van Eeten, M.J.G. (author)
The speed and disruptive character of digital innovations affect social structures and practices faster than institutions can keep up with them. This results in an ‘institutional void’, i.e. a gap between the rules and institutions and their ability and the effectiveness of their measures. It also affects the institutional stability that is the...
journal article 2017
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