Cybercrime is on the rise, ranging from fraud and identity threat to hate crime and drug trafficking. Cybercriminals are using web tools and technologies to access and steal personal information and corporate assets to sell, auction of, or use to extort ransom payments. Threat actors and persons of interest are using computers and digital devices to communicate online, often via social media platforms and online
message boards and forums.
Currently, the most common forms of cybercrime are theft of online banking data, identity theft, online predatory crimes (e.g., stalking), unauthorized computer access to steal data or to extort ransom payments, and cyberterrorism. Law enforcement, CISOs and cybersecurity professionals have to take action based on the type of threat they are facing: cybercrime committed by government-sponsored threat actors, offences committed by organized threat actors criminals, hacktivists that have a certain political, cultural, or environmental agenda, or insider threat. Their investigations require them to process huge amounts of web data to get crucial insights.