Learning More About the Underground Economy: A Case-Study of Keyloggers and Dropzones

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Details zur Publikation

Autorinnen und Autoren: Freiling F, Holz T, Engelberth M
Titel Sammelwerk: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Verlag: Springer-verlag
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2009
Tagungsband: 14th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security
Seitenbereich: 1-18
ISSN: 0302-9743
Sprache: Englisch


Abstract

We study an active underground economy that trades stolen digital credentials. In particular, we investigate keylogger-based stealing of credentials via dropzones, anonymous collection points of illicitly collected data. Based on the collected data from more than 70 dropzones, we present an empirical study of this phenomenon, giving many first-hand details about the attacks that were observed during a seven-month period between April and October 2008. We found more than 33 GB of keylogger data, containing stolen information from more than 173,000 victims. Analyzing this data set helps us better understand the attacker's motivation and the nature and size of these emerging underground marketplaces. © 2009 Springer Berlin Heidelberg.


FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Freiling, Felix Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Informatik 1 (IT-Sicherheitsinfrastrukturen)


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Zitierweisen

APA:
Freiling, F., Holz, T., & Engelberth, M. (2009). Learning More About the Underground Economy: A Case-Study of Keyloggers and Dropzones. In 14th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (pp. 1-18). Saint-Malo, France, FR: Springer-verlag.

MLA:
Freiling, Felix, Thorsten Holz, and Markus Engelberth. "Learning More About the Underground Economy: A Case-Study of Keyloggers and Dropzones." Proceedings of the 14th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security, Saint-Malo, France Springer-verlag, 2009. 1-18.

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