In recent years, cybercriminals have become increasingly professional — fraudsters have consistently been improving their skills, making less crucial mistakes, and creating various “as-a-service” businesses to help lower-skilled threat actors launch scams and attacks, allowing the latter to run full cybercrime operations.
There are different types of cybercrime services that exist today, including malware-as-a-service, where cybercriminals develop and sell malware services to other malicious actors; the service also includes creating and spreading malware types such as ransomware on compromised hosts. Meanwhile, other services require the use of multiple social media accounts to be successfully carried out, such as misinformation, spamming, and malware propagation. Indeed, it’s not uncommon for cybercriminals to send thousands of spam messages using thousands of accounts on social media platforms. But how do they manage to automate all of it?