DarkWeb Economy: Buzzwords or Unique Ecosystem?
Darknet, criminal activity, intelligence operations, tech companies that operate in the dark web, and the legal aspects of the dark web operation were some of the topics discussed at the Dark-Web Economy conference held Wednesday in Tel Aviv by Herzog Fox & Neeman and Herzog Strategic, in partnership with CTech by Calcalist
Menny Barzillay, partner and head of cyber at Herzog Strategic said that “like any other industry, the crime industry is looking to innovate and improve its business models and its ways to actually conduct crime. Bitcoin solved the biggest problem that criminals had, which was how to monetize crime in a secure way for them. Bitcoin is like cash money that you can actually send over the internet and this is one of the strongest drivers for crime today.”Itai Yonat, founder and CEO of cybersecurity startup Intercept 9500 presented a different and slightly cynical opinion, saying that the darknet is just a buzzword, and it is one of many platforms for internet criminals