Law enforcement crackdowns and new techniques are forcing cybercriminals to pivot

By Cynthia Brumfield It can seem like cybercriminals are running rampant across the world’s digital infrastructure, launching ransomware attacks, scams, and outright thefts with impunity. Over the last year, however, US and global authorities seized $112 million from cryptocurrency investment scams, disrupted the Hive ransomware group, broke up online illegal drug marketplaces, and sanctioned crypto money launderers, among other operations to crack down on internet-enabled crimes. These developments highlight how quickly investigative tools have evolved to track and expose online illicit and c…