Contributions to Proceedings:

H. Fallmann, G. Wondracek, Ch. Platzer:
"Covertly Probing Underground Economy Marketplaces";
in: "Seventh Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment (DIMVA 2010)", issued by: IEEE; IEEE Computer Society, 2010, 10 pages.

English abstract:
Abstract. Cyber-criminals around the world are using Internet-based
communication channels to establish trade relationships and complete
fraudulent transactions. Furthermore, they control and operate publicly
accessible information channels that serve as marketplaces for the under-
ground economy. In this work, we present a novel system for automat-
ically monitoring these channels and their participants. Our approach
is focused on creating a stealthy system, which allows it to stay largely
undetected by both marketplace operators and participants. We imple-
mented a prototype that is capable of monitoring IRC (Internet Relay
Chat) and web forum marketplaces, and successfully performed an ex-
perimental evaluation over a period of 11 months. In our experimental
evaluation we present the ndings about the captured underground in-
formation channels and their characteristics.

Electronic version of the publication:

Related Projects:
Project Head Gilbert Wondracek:
TRUDIE - Trust Relationships in Underground IT Economies

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