Cyber crooks covering their tracks, says UBS intelligence chief

Cyber criminals are increasingly turning into masters of disguise, OpRisk Asia conference hears

A hacker committing cyber crime on a laptop
"You have to find the person behind the keyboard", conference told

Criminal gangs and foreign governments are deliberately trying to blur the details of their cyber attack strategies, said Christian Karam, director of cyber threat intelligence at UBS, speaking at the OpRisk Asia conference in Singapore today (August 24).

"There are very few malware developers in the world – maybe 250 to 300," said Karam. "Malware is difficult to write. So you develop the malware, you use it for four to five months, then you sell it and allow a lot of other people to use it, to

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