Cybercriminal Marketplaces: Olympus Has Fallen
The Olympus cybercriminal marketplace has been caught up in another PR disaster, with the owners reportedly...
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Dark Web Monitoring: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Gaining access to dark web and deep web sources can be extremely powerful – if you focus on relevant use cases. The most successful strategies we observe have clear requirements, such as fraud detecti
The Modern Cybercriminal Forum
We took a deep-dive into the cybercriminal underground to investigate the persistence of forums, uncovering several reasons they remain attractive amid appealing alternatives.
How the Cybercriminal Underground Mirrors the Real World
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Dark Web Marketplace Trends 2019
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Digital Shadows Dark Web and Deep Web Intelligence Datasheet
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The Closure of Market.ms: A Cybercriminal Marketplace Ahead of Its Time
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NSA Vulnerability Disclosure, Ransomware News, And Iran Updates
Kacey, Charles, Alex, and Harrison host this week’s threat intelligence update from Dallas. We kick off with vulnerabilities from the week. This includes both the NSA CVE and Citrix CVE. The team...
The Cybercriminal Forum is Not Dead | Recorded Webinar
With cybercriminals carrying out more transactions and discussions on alternative platforms, it would seem that forums would decrease. However, this does not seem to be materializing. In fact, forums
Cryptonite: Ransomware’s answer to Superman…
A new ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) platform called Cryptonite plans to not only bring ransomware to the masses, but has the added benefit of reportedly being fully undetectable, requiring minimal...
Third Party Risk: 4 ways to manage your security ecosystem
The digital economy has multiplied the number of suppliers that organizations work and interact with. Using a supplier can ...
Tochka Dark Web Market Offline, Market.ms Closes, And Data Leakage Stories
Alex, Harrison, Kacey, and Charles chat this week on some dark web and cybercriminal updates, data leakage stories that have hit the news, plus a GDPR story where an ISP was hit with a €9.6...
Forums are Forever – Part 1: Cybercrime Never Dies
The survival of the cybercriminal forum in the face of new, more secure technologies and constant pressure from law enforcement does not come as a surprise to researchers at Digital Shadows.
Forums are Forever – Part 2: Shaken, but not Stirred
Part 2 looks at cybercriminal forum users’ resistance to moving away from the forum model.
Forums are Forever – Part 3: From Runet with Love
The third and final installment of this blog series investigates several characteristics of forums that make them ideal for supporting cybercriminal communities.
Black Friday Deals on the Dark Web: A cybercriminal shopper’s paradise
Criminals are conducting Black Friday sales amongst themselves, many of which are on the dark web.
Cybercriminal Forum Research, Mixcloud Breach, and International Crackdown On RAT Spyware
New cybercrime research we put out on the Modern Cybercriminal Forum and how the rise of alternative technologies hasn’t spelled the end of forums, which seem to be prospering against all odds.
Probiv: The missing pieces to a cybercriminal’s puzzle
in the cybercriminal underground, there’s a service (and even a dedicated platform) that enables anyone to obtain sensitive information via insiders: Probiv.
Understanding the Different Cybercriminal Platforms: AVCs, Marketplaces, and Forums
We’re all familiar with forums and marketplaces (we use them in our daily lives – think Reddit, eBay, or Amazon, for example), but what exactly is an AVC? What do they look like?
Black Friday Deals On The Dark Web, Phineas Fisher Manifesto, And DarkMarket
Adam Cook and Viktoria Austin talk through the security and threat intelligence stories of this week including an update around Phineas Fisher, where the hacker offered up to $100k in what they...
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