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Mercenary hackers: an elusive, challenging foe

For-hire criminal hackers are a plentiful resource for nation-states and militant groups to carry out digital attacks. They are also expert at covering up their tracks, making it difficult to pinpoint true culprits.

Illustration by Erick Montes

The soldier of fortune has been a constant in most conflicts throughout history, known for being willing to travel long distances to fight for a paycheck.

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