In this presentation, i will share my findings on how the social networking platform Facebook is exploited by cyber criminals and cyber hacktivists to conduct, plan and organise their activities. I will touch on the following questions:
1) Why is Facebook the platform of choice?
2) How is it similar to the deep and dark web?
3) What kind of cyber criminal businesses can be found on both the dark web and Facebook?
4) How do hackers organise cyber operations ‘loudly’ but without attracting attention?
At the end of this talk, I will provide my views on why Facebook will continue to be the platform preferred by threat actors rather than the dark web, and why it will be a challenge for both law enforcement and threat researchers alike.