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Network and Data Security for Non-Engineers by Stephan S. Jones, Kevin Groom, Frank M. Groom

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Chapter 21

Cyber Warfare

Cyber crime and malicious attacks over the Internet are only going to increase in the coming years. As more confidential information gets transported over the Internet every day, hackers are looking for new ways to exploit that information for either personal or monetary benefits. To demonstrate this, we will examine cybersecurity trends that will only increase in the years ahead.

The first trend we will examine is that the underground marketplaces on the deep web will continue to evolve, regardless of police crackdowns, within the next few years. A perfect example of this is cyber criminals creating drug marketplaces for users to buy illegal substances using the anonymous Bitcoin Internet currency. The most famous of ...

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