According to experts, financial cybercriminals are the largest group. They attack banking infrastructure, business and individuals. There are several schemes giving the opportunity to withdraw funds from corporate accounts and go unpunished.
There are also a number of hacker groups developing phishing and spyware programs. They are the most technically equipped.
The drops, which are responsible for contacts with the physical world, risk more than others. Next in the list are botters, or operators, who remotely control malicious computer software.
“In total, there are several tens of thousands of hackers in the world who must be constantly trained. Inexperienced hackers can simply lose their jobs without new knowledge due to the active development of technology “, — said the experts of Kaspersky Lab.
Hackers mainly communicate among themselves in half-closed or closed forums. They have the opportunity to discuss, group and involve third-party experts to cooperate. Every day several dozens of new topics appear on such forums. An entry ticket to closed forums can be an entrance fee or recommendation from a hacker with a reputation. Top spyware developers usually ignore the forums. According to experts, only several hundred people in the world are in the highest category of hackers.