If the 1966 movie “How to Steal a Million” was updated for today’s crypto-savvy audience, you wouldn’t need Audrey Hepburn or Peter O’Toole. You and your computer would do.
Carbon Black Security strategist Rick McElroy told CNBC that $1.1 billion worth of cryptocurrency was stolen in the first half of 2018, and it was done easily thanks to the “dark web,” that shadowy area of the internet, accessed with special software, that lets users remain anonymous and largely untraceable.
There are now an estimated 12,000 marketplaces and 34,000 offerings related to cryptotheft available for hackers, the company said in a study released Thursday. The necessary malware, which can even come with customer service, costs an average of $224 and can be as cheap as $1.04. Read more here.