Researchers and Industrial Cybercrime Sleuths Confront Cyber Fraud and Extortion at Toronto Conference

AMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global cybercrime-fighting association APWG is hosting its eCrime 2016 program June 1-3 in Toronto, Ontario, mustering world-leading industry cybercrime responders and university researchers to plot global strategies to neutralize the menace of cybercrime, a threatscape growing seemingly unchecked in scope and virulence in recent years.

“Amidst the gathering chaos, it can get pretty grim in this space, but the efficiencies in managing cybercrime the researchers discover and share gives us all hope at conference time that cybercrime can, and will be, a predictable and manageable risk like other,” said APWG Secretary General Peter Cassidy.

Most all of the presentations, however, will describe practical approaches at hand for the detection, investigation and suppression of cybercrime through advanced research techniques and technical approaches, as developed by expert professionals and academic investigators working at the dark, lonely edges of the cybercrime experience.

Program discussions will include:
Mutation and Extortion: Ransomware's Evolutionary Path
Scam Affiliates Redirecting to Google Play and iTunes Store
Differences and Niches in Global Criminal Undergrounds
Enabling DNS Big Data Applications
Data Exchange - Forge for Unified Responses to Cybercrime
Defensive approaches for ESPs to prevent account hijacking
Mapping Criminal Merchants and Networks
Analysis of CryptoLocker Ransoms in Bitcoin
eCrime 2016 combines the APWG members’ meeting and research conference and a one-day workshop on cybercrime on Tuesday, May 31, “Examining Cybercrime 2: Financial Edition” to examine the vocational aspects of managing cybercrime in a financial services environment, from a number of professional perspectives.

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About the APWG (
The APWG, founded in 2003 as the Anti-Phishing Working Group, is a global industry, law enforcement, and government coalition of more than 1,800 institutions working to unify the global response to electronic crime. Since 2004, the APWG has developed and curated one of the world’s largest NGO-managed clearinghouses of cybercrime event data enabling the sharing of this data to protect consumers and businesses alike. APWG’s directors, managers and research fellows advise and correspond with national governments; global governance bodies like the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, International Telecommunications Union and ICANN; hemispheric and global trade groups; and multilateral treaty organizations such as the European Commission, the G8 High Technology Crime Subgroup, Council of Europe's Convention on Cybercrime, United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Europol EC3 and the Organization of American States. APWG is a member of the steering group of the Commonwealth Cybercrime Initiative at the Commonwealth of Nations. Membership is open to qualified financial institutions, online retailers, ISPs and Telcos, the law enforcement community, solutions providers, multi-lateral treaty organizations, research centers, trade associations and government agencies. The APWG's and websites offer the public, industry and government agencies practical information about phishing and electronically mediated fraud as well as pointers to pragmatic technical solutions that provide immediate protection. APWG is co-founder and co-manager of the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Messaging Convention, the global online safety public awareness collaborative and founder/curator of the eCrime Researchers Summit, the world’s first peer-reviewed conference dedicated specifically to electronic crime studies . Among APWG's corporate sponsors include: AhnLab, Area 1, AT&T (T), Afilias Ltd., Avast!, AVG Technologies, Axur, Baidu Antivirus, Bangkok Bank, BBN Technologies, Barracuda Networks, BillMeLater, Bkav, Blue Coat, BrandMail, BrandProtect, Bsecure Technologies, CSC Digital Brand Services, Check Point Software Technologies, Claro, Cloudmark, Comcast, CSIRTBANELCO, Cyber Defender, Cyveillance, DigiCert, Domain Tools, Donuts, Easy Solutions, eBay/PayPal (EBAY), eCert, EC Cert, ESET, EST Soft, Facebook, FeelSafe Digital, FEBRABAN, Fortinet, FraudWatch International, F-Secure, GetResponse, GlobalSign, GoDaddy, Google, GroupIB, Hauri, Hitachi Systems, Ltd., Huawei Symantec, ICANN, Infoblox, IronPort (Cisco), ING Bank, Infoblox, Interac,, IT Matrix, iThreat Cyber Group, iZOOlogic, LaCaixa, Lenos Software, MX Tools, MailChannels, MailJet, MailChimp, MailShell, MarkMonitor, M86Security, McAfee (MFE), Melbourne IT, MessageLevel, Microsoft (MSFT), MicroWorld, Mimecast, Mirapoint, NHN, MyPW, nProtect Online Security, Netcraft, Network Solutions, NeuStar, Nominet, Nominum, NZRS Limited, Public Interest Registry, Panda Software, Phishlabs, PhishMe,, Prevelent, Prevx, Proofpoint, QinetiQ, RSA Security (EMC), Rakuten, Return Path, RiskIQ, RuleSpace, SalesForce, SecureBrain, SendGrid, S21sec, SIDN, SilverPop, SiteLock, SnoopWall, SoftForum, SoftLayer, SoftSecurity, SOPHOS, SunTrust, SurfControl, Symantec (SYMC), Tagged, TDS Telecom, Telefonica (TEF), TransCreditBank, Trend Micro (TMIC), Trustwave, Vasco (VDSI), VADE-RETRO, VeriSign (VRSN), Wombat Security Technologies, Yahoo! (YHOO), and zvelo.

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