How Cybercrime Works


Cybercrime netted a whopping $450 billion in profits last year, with 2 billion records lost or stolen worldwide. Security expert Caleb Barlow (IBM) talks about where cybercrime comes from. He suggests that companies should share cybercrime data openly to enable the development of common strategies for fighting criminals.

Monetization of Cybercrime

It’s been 25 years since the first PC virus (Brain A) hit the net, and what was once an annoyance has become a sophisticated tool for crime and espionage. Computer security expert Mikko Hyppönen tells us how we can stop these new viruses from threatening the internet as we know it.

Global Crime Networks

Journalist Misha Glenny spent several years in an investigation of organized crime networks worldwide, which have grown to an estimated 15% of the global economy. Many of these crime networks are now involved in cybercrime.


Beyond crime, cybersecurity is also the realm of cyberweapons. Stuxnet is one of the most famous cyberweapons ever created. When first discovered in 2010, the Stuxnet computer worm posed a baffling puzzle. Beyond its sophistication loomed a more troubling mystery: its purpose. Ralph Langner and team helped crack the code that revealed this digital warhead’s final target. In a fascinating look inside cyber-forensics, he explains how — and makes a bold (and, it turns out, correct) guess at its shocking origins.

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