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eCrime – A Coming of Age Tale

In the early days of Ransomware, attacks were perpetrated primarily by single criminal entities. These adversaries operated independently and were responsible for developing tools to orchestrate an entire attack sequence. Fast forward to today, the eCrime ecosystem is vast and interconnected, with many criminal enterprises co-existing to support Big Game Hunting (BGH) Ransomware Operations. Notably, over the past two years, an emergent class of eCrime Adversaries known as Access Brokers developed a pivotal role in this ecosystem with providing initial access to a variety of Adversaries. During the same period, a number of dramatic shifts have been observed in the BGH space, including the exponential surge in the adoption of the Extortion and Data Leaks tactics, the proliferation of Ransomware-as-a-Service, the employment of Supply Chain compromises to scale the impact of a Ransomware attack, and more. This session will cover the history of this evolution, takes a deep dive into these recent threat trends, and strives to offer the audience with useful insights to better defend the organisation against eCrime.

Aaron Aubrey Ng

Aaron Aubrey Ng is a Strategic Threat Advisor at Crowdstrike. He is responsible for CrowdStrike’s Threat Intelligence business in the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions. Aaron supports organisations with the operationalisation of threat intelligence as part of their Cybersecurity strategy. As a Security Evangelist, Aaron frequently speaks at Security Conferences, sharing insights into the latest threat trends and developments. Aaron got his start in Security and Threat Intelligence in the Singapore Armed Forces as a Military Intelligence Officer. He concluded 12 years of Active Duty in 2019 and has served in multiple command appointments in classified intelligence units, and garnered staff experience in the areas of strategic planning and policy development. In his penultimate tour of duty, Aaron was instrumental in establishing the Defence Cyber Organisation (DCO), which is akin to Singapore’s Cyber Command.