Photon Research Team

Photon is Digital Shadows’ external facing security research team, comprised of security researchers, security practitioners and intelligence analysts. Photon is dedicated to researching trends in the threats organizations face from cyber criminals and accidental data exposure.

  • Weekly: Photon Team Talks BeagleBoys, DarkSide, and DeathStalker, oh my!

    Weekly: Photon Team Talks BeagleBoys, DarkSide, and DeathStalker, oh my!

    ShadowTalk hosts Kacey, Alec, Charles, and Rick bring you the latest in threat intel.

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  • Ransomware Round-Up: On-demand Webinar

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  • Special: Guest Geoff White Talks Best-Selling Book Crime Dot Com

    Special: Guest Geoff White Talks Best-Selling Book Crime Dot Com

    ShadowTalk hosts Viktoria and James talk to special guest Geoff about his best selling book Crime Dot Com.

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  • Weekly: Garmin ransomware attack, QSnatch malware, and ShinyHunters Stage 2

    Weekly: Garmin ransomware attack, QSnatch malware, and ShinyHunters Stage 2

    This week it’s a full house with ShadowTalk hosts Alex, Kacey, Charles, Alec and Rick.

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  • From Exposure to Takeover: The 15 billion stolen credentials allowing account takeover

    From Exposure to Takeover: The 15 billion stolen credentials allowing account takeover

    Over the past 2.5 years, we have been analyzing how cybercriminals conspire to prey upon users of online services by “taking over” the accounts they all use...

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  • Weekly: Trickbot trojan mishaps, Emotet resurgence, Twitter takeovers, and APT group updates

    Weekly: Trickbot trojan mishaps, Emotet resurgence, Twitter takeovers, and APT group updates

    This week’s ShadowTalk hosts Adam, Demi, Stefano and Kim discuss the latest threat intelligence stories.

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  • Webinar: Account Takeover: Data Findings, Popular Tools, and Prevalent Actors0:00

    Webinar: Account Takeover: Data Findings, Popular Tools, and Prevalent Actors

    Join the Photon team to learn about our latest research on account takeover.

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  • Weekly: Twitter takeovers, Data Viper breached by NightLion, and a look at CryptBB

    Weekly: Twitter takeovers, Data Viper breached by NightLion, and a look at CryptBB

    This week’s ShadowTalk hosts Alex, Kacey, and Alec discuss the latest threat intelligence stories.

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  • Weekly: PAN-OS Vulnerability, Lazarus Group, BEC scammer “Hushpuppi”, and New Photon ATO Research

    Weekly: PAN-OS Vulnerability, Lazarus Group, BEC scammer “Hushpuppi”, and New Photon ATO Research

    Digital Shadows team Viktoria, Demelza, Adam and Stefano host this week's podcast.

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  • SPECIAL: Guest Speaker Tom Schmitt Talks About His Origins in Cyber Threat Intel and TITO

    SPECIAL: Guest Speaker Tom Schmitt Talks About His Origins in Cyber Threat Intel and TITO

    CISO Rick Holland and Host Alex Guirakhoo chat with this week's special guest Tom Schmitt, Global Director of Threat Intelligence at Anheuser-Busch InBev.

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  • Weekly: Torigon, Nulledflix, and BlueLeaks, Plus DevSecOps Insights From DS CISO Rick

    Weekly: Torigon, Nulledflix, and BlueLeaks, Plus DevSecOps Insights From DS CISO Rick

    Alex, Kacey, Charles and Rick host this week’s ShadowTalk to bring you the latest threat intelligence stories.

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  • Dark Web Digest: Gaining Valuable Threat Intel from Cybercriminal Forums29:51

    Dark Web Digest: Gaining Valuable Threat Intel from Cybercriminal Forums

    In this webinar, Alex and Kacey cover dark web trends that we have recently observed, the risk impact associated with cybercriminal behaviors, and mitigation strategies for your organization.

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  • WEEKLY: Lookback Operators Deploy New Malware Against US Utilities Sector And Honda Cyber Attack

    WEEKLY: Lookback Operators Deploy New Malware Against US Utilities Sector And Honda Cyber Attack

    Demelza, Viktoria, Adam, and Stefano host this week’s ShadowTalk to bring you the latest threat intelligence stories from the week.

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  • New DDoS protection tool advertised on the dark web

    New DDoS protection tool advertised on the dark web

    This blog examines a newly launched DDoS protection filter mechanism dubbed EndGame advertised last week on the dark web community ...

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  • WEEKLY: Maze Ransomware Alliance, EndGame DDoS Protection Tool, And Ransomware Disguises

    WEEKLY: Maze Ransomware Alliance, EndGame DDoS Protection Tool, And Ransomware Disguises

    Alex is joined by Kacey and Charles this week to chat through the top threat intel stories of the week. This week’s highlights include Zorab Ransomware Disguised as STOP Djvu Ransomware...

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  • CISA and FBI alert: Top vulnerabilities exploited from 2016-2019 and trends from 2020

    CISA and FBI alert: Top vulnerabilities exploited from 2016-2019 and trends from 2020

    A couple of weeks ago, the United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation ...

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  • WEEKLY: Hacktivist Group Chooses Destruction Over Profit w/ Ransomware and Collection 1 Hacker Identified

    WEEKLY: Hacktivist Group Chooses Destruction Over Profit w/ Ransomware and Collection 1 Hacker Identified

    Pietro, Viktoria, Adam, and Demelza cover this week’s top threat intelligence stories, including a Hacktivist group choosing destruction over profit with ransomware.

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  • Threat Model of a Remote Worker [Recorded Webinar]56:31

    Threat Model of a Remote Worker [Recorded Webinar]

    Though the remote-work landscape has been steadily moving forward over the past decade, COVID-19 has forced many organizations to accelerate their plans or create them on the fly. Digital Shadows has

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  • The 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report: One CISO’s View

    The 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report: One CISO’s View

    Sadly, Marvel’s Black Widow release date was pushed back as a result of COVID19, but thankfully the 2020 Verizon Data ...

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  • WEEKLY: Verizon DBIR, ShinyHunters, Sodinokibi Ransomware, And More Phishing

    WEEKLY: Verizon DBIR, ShinyHunters, Sodinokibi Ransomware, And More Phishing

    CISO Rick Holland kicks off this episode walking us through key findings and his take from the just-released 2020 Verizon DBIR. Then the team covers other top stories from the week including ...

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  • BitBazaar Market: Deception and Manipulation on the Dark Web

    BitBazaar Market: Deception and Manipulation on the Dark Web

    It’s a BitBazaar that they thought they could deceive us!: A Soap opera featuring dark web forums and marketplaces “When ...

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