cybercrime as a service
(CaaS) A kind of software as a service that involves performing illegal online activities (cybercrime) on behalf of others for money. Cybercrime as a service represents an evolution of online crime from the sale of illegal products such as malware and exploit kits to offering everything necessary to arrange a cyber fraud or to conduct a cyber attack. As well as providing malicious code, the service provider also rents out the infrastructure (servers and network connections) to control the distribution and operation of the malware, e.g., bullet-proof hosting or huge botnets.
Last updated: 2015-02-22