Modeling, Measuring, and Mitigating Cybercrime

Cybercriminal operations are becoming increasingly complex, with multiple actors involved in them and new techniques being constantly developed to avoid being detected. In this project we use a variety of techniques to measure cybercriminal operations, with the goal of better understanding how miscreants operate and developing better defenses.


Drops For Stuff: An Analysis Of Reshipping Mule Scams

Shuang Hao, Kevin Borgolte, Nick Nikiforakis, Gianluca Stringhini, Manuel Egele, Michael Eubanks, Brian Krebs, and Giovanni Vigna.
CCS, 2015.

The Dark Alleys of Madison Avenue: Understanding Malicious Advertisements

Apostolis Zarras, Alexandros Kapravelos, Gianluca Stringhini, Thorsten Holz, Christopher Kruegel, and Giovanni Vigna.
IMC, 2014.

All Your Cards Are Belong To Us: Understanding Online Carding Forums

Andreas Haslebacher, Jeremiah Onaolapo, and Gianluca Stringhini.
eCrime, 2017. Best Paper Award

The Harvester, the Botmaster, and the Spammer: On the Relations Between the Different Actors in the Spam Landscape

Gianluca Stringhini, Oliver Hohlfeld, Christopher Kruegel, and Giovanni Vigna.
ASIACCS, 2014.