Monetizing the Insider

The Growing Symbiosis of Insiders and the Dark Web

RedOwl and IntSights collaborated to better understand how the dark web contributes to the increase of insider risk. By studying dark web forums focused on recruiting and collaborating with insiders, we found:

  • The recruitment of insiders within the dark web is active and growing
  • The dark web has created a market for employees to easily monetize insider access
  • Sophisticated threat actors use the dark web to find and engage insiders to help place malware behind an organization’s perimeter security

"Treating insiders as a technology
problem ignores the human aspects
of motivation and behavior"