How the Rise of Cryptocurrencies Is Shaping the Cyber Crime Landscape:
Blockchain Infrastructure Use
UPDATE (May 31, 2018): A section of the post on commonly used
OpenNIC IPs has been removed to avoid any implication that the
OpenNIC IPs are inherently malicious, which is not the case.
Cyber criminals have always been attracted to cryptocurrencies
because it provides a certain level of anonymity and can be easily
monetized. This interest has increased in recent years, stemming far
beyond the desire to simply use cryptocurrencies as a payment method
for illicit tools and services. Many actors have also attempted to
capitalize on the growing popularity and subse...