“Cybercriminals from Eastern Europe”

“Cybercriminals from Eastern Europe” – quote from CompTIA Security+ 2008, Chapter 1, Page 36

Oh, please… this is stupid !
It is true that many of the attacks are conducted from Eastern Europe, but this is not the way to publish something like this.
You are ruining their chances. There are many good guys and they are brilliant !
I have the pleasure to work with many such young people every day.

Cybercriminals
There is a new breed of computer attackers known as cybercriminals. Cybercriminals are a
loose-knit network of attackers, identity thieves, and financial fraudsters. These cybercriminals
are described as being more highly motivated, less risk-averse, better funded, and more
tenacious than hackers.
Many security experts believe that cybercriminals belong to organized gangs of young and
mostly Eastern European attackers. Reasons why this area may be responsible for the large
number of cybercriminals are summarized in Table 1-6.

Table 1-6

Cybercriminals often meet in online “underground” forums that have names like
DarkMarket.org and theftservices.com. The purpose of these meetings is to trade information
and coordinate attacks around the world.


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Sorin Mustaca

Sorin Mustaca, (ISC)2 CSSLP, CompTIA Security+ and Project+, is working since year 2000 in the IT Security industry and worked between 2003-2014 for Avira as Product Manager for the known products used by over 100 million users world-wide. Today he is an independent IT Security Consultant focusing on Cybersecurity, secure software development and security for IoT and Automotive. He is also running his personal blog Sorin Mustaca on Cybersecurity and is the author of the free eBook Improve your security .

1 Comment on "“Cybercriminals from Eastern Europe”"

  1. I couldn’t agree more. Yes, we do see certain kinds of attack associated with certain regions, but where are the regions that have no association with attacks at all? Not, I think, in the parts of the world from which CompTIA is administered… And I’m certainly not Asia, Africa, and South America. Dishonesty is a prevalent human characteristic, in no way restricted to what we used to call the Eastern bloc.

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