Tech Chat Ep.66: How Hackers Are ‘Professionalising’ Their Services

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We usually consider hackers to be more ominous individuals that hide in the shadows. However, in a somewhat amusing twist, hackers are now professionalising their services and are doing so in plain sight. In particular, malicious actors are actively recruiting other hackers visibly on the internet, leaving us to wonder: how are they getting away with it?

Joining us to lend his expertise on the matter is Scott Pendlebury, Head of Threat Research at Netacea. Scott delves into how exactly hackers are professionalising their services and what the job description would look like. He also outlines how hackers are able to operate in plain sight without repercussions. Finally, Scott shares what he thinks the impact of this will be on the wider cybersecurity landscape.