Modern Chat Services and Cybercrime

Modern chat services have emerged alongside illicit forums as a core component of the cybercrime ecosystem. With a widespread appeal often bolstered by encryption and other built-in privacy features, these services have become go-to platforms for buyers and sellers seeking to finalize transactions and conduct negotiations securely and in real-time.

This white paper examines the rising popularity of chat services among cybercriminals, how these services facilitate illicit activity, and the implications of this emerging trend for cyber defenders.

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