Cyber-thieves turn to 'invisible net' to set up attacks

Posted in: Legal & Security at 10/06/2019 00:18

Cyber-thieves are creating an "invisible internet" to stop police spying on cyber-crime deals being done on the dark net, research suggests.

Instead of trading on marketplaces, criminals have turned to "gated" chat forums, invitation-only communities and encrypted apps, say researchers.

The change could make it hard for law enforcement agencies to spot and trace attacks, they warn.

They also found a large increase in attacks aimed at big companies.

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