Last week at RSA 2020, Joel DeCapua, FBI agent talked about how the bureau responds to the growing ransomware attacks, the challenges and their attempt to work together with private industry to track and prosecute hackers who spread the malware.

The investigators are charged with handling multiple cases simultaneously requiring them to quickly and effectively gather the evidence against the threat actors who move speedily and affiliates with other hackers advancing to exploit system vulnerabilities to build the ransomware.

With organized crime growing more complex; investigators utilize some legal tools and collaborate with vendors and providers to help identify the bad actors. The key is to generate valuable and critical insights for accelerating risk assessment and expediting investigation. 

The Modern-Day Manhunt: Operationalizing Cyber Attribution paper by Amyn Gilani, Vice President of Product, 4iQ talks about leveraging deep and dark web intelligence to uncover bad actors and neutralize the threat with a five-step approach.