Cybercrime , Fraud Management & Cybercrime

Cybercriminals Shift to More Private Cryptocurrencies

Andrei Barysevich of Recorded Future Says Payments Harder to Track
Andrei Barysevich, director of advanced collection, Recorded Future

Cybercrime investigators will face increasing difficulties if bad actors begin accepting more privacy-centric cryptocurrencies rather than bitcoin, says Andrei Barysevich of Recorded Future.

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In this video interview at the recent RSA APJ 2018 conference in Singapore, Barysevich discusses:

  • What trends are emerging within underground and Dark Web cybercriminal forums;
  • How the cybercriminal underground has evolved into a sophisticated economy;
  • Why cybercriminals are beginning to embrace cryptocurrencies other than bitcoin.

Barysevich is director of advanced collection for Recorded Future. He collects threat intelligence from secretive cybercriminal communities. He's also been a private consultant to the FBI's New York cybercrime field office and contributed data that has led to successful prosecutions of criminal syndicates.

About the Author

Jeremy Kirk

Jeremy Kirk

Executive Editor, Security and Technology, ISMG

Kirk was executive editor for security and technology for Information Security Media Group. Reporting from Sydney, Australia, he created "The Ransomware Files" podcast, which tells the harrowing stories of IT pros who have fought back against ransomware.

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