Definition[edit | edit source]

Cybercrime-as-a-Service (also spelled cyber-crime-as-a-service) is the provision of services to others to facilitate their commission of cybercrimes.

Overview[edit | edit source]

This service is also called by names such as attacks-as-a-service, malware-as-a-service and fraud-as-a-Service.

"Police estimate that just 100 to 200 people may be powering the 'cybercrime-as-a-service' ecosystem by developing the attack code and services that enable criminals who lack technical acumen to pay for their cybercrime will to be accomplished."[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Mathew J. Schwartz, Cybercrime-as-a-Service Economy: Stronger Than Ever, BankInfo Security (Sept. 14, 2016) (full-text).
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