This talk broadly addresses the range of connections between Mafias, organised crime, and cybercrime. But, it focuses this discussion on the so-called “Russian Mafia” as this is the specific boogieman that many claims mention and some of the most sophisticated cybercrime actors are based in the former Soviet Bloc. As part of this discussion, a more informed understanding will be developed around: what a Mafia is, the evolution of the Russian Mafia, and known cases where organised criminals have been directly involved in cybercrime.
By Jonathan Lusthaus
Full abstract and materials: https://www.blackhat.com/us-18/briefings/schedule/#is-the-mafia-taking-over-cybercrime-11177