Cybercrime , Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Video

ISMG Editors: Impact of Fragmented Russian Darknet Market

Also: Fraud Trends to Watch in 2023; Is China the New Dominant Power in Cyber?
Clockwise, from top left: Anna Delaney, Mathew Schwartz, Suparna Goswami and Tony Morbin

In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity and privacy issues, including how online markets selling illegal substances are moving to Android apps to evade authorities; how check fraud, first-party fraud and AI-related fraud will increase in 2023; and how Chinese state-sponsored actors may benefit from Russia's war in Ukraine.

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The panelists - Anna Delaney, director, productions; Mathew Schwartz, executive editor, DataBreachToday and Europe; Suparna Goswami, associate editor, ISMG Asia; and Tony Morbin, executive news editor, EU - discuss:

  • How, at a time when the wider Russian-language darknet market scene remains fragmented, online drug markets are switching to custom Android apps for greater privacy;
  • Highlights from an interview with Frank McKenna of Point Predictive, who explains how check fraud, first-party fraud and AI-related fraud will increase in 2023, thanks in large part to growing insider threats and the global economic slowdown;
  • How Russia's war in Ukraine is changing the balance of power in cyberspace and who is likely to be the main beneficiary.

The ISMG Editors' Panel runs weekly. Don't miss our previous installments, including the Dec. 30 edition, which looks back on 2022, and the Jan. 6 edition, which discusses the complexity of the Rackspace zero-day attack.


About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.




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