We have developed an automated, top-down approach for analyzing underground forums. Using natural language processing and machine learning, our approach can automatically generate high-level information about underground forums with high accuracy.
This is a collaborative study among researchers from the International Computer Science
Institute, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, and New York University.
Rebecca S. Portnoff, Sadia Afroz, Greg Durrett, Jonathan K. Kummerfeld, Taylor Berg-Kirkpatrick, Damon McCoy, Kirill Levchenko, and Vern Paxson. Tools for Automated Analysis of Cybercriminal Markets. In Proceedings of 26th International World Wide Web conference (to appear). 2017.