A-Z Glossary of Information Security and Social Engineering Terms

Crimeware

Crimeware

Malware designed to automate cybercrime. “Crimeware kits” can be bought on the “darknet” to automate all sorts of attacks from phishing to DDoS. Some of these are highly-specific tools. For example, tools designed to attack Office 365 or tools than can emulate DropBox links. For some of these kits, their creators even provide buyers with a “customer support” line.

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