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: 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.

    Read Post
  • Resources for Your Team during the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Take Me There
  • 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.

    Read Post
  • Follow us on Twitter (@photon_research)

    Follow Us
  • ×

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

    - July 15 -
    Live Webinar

    First Name
    Last Name
    Company
    Job Title
    Country
    State
    2020 June - ATO Webinar
    Thank you!
    Error - something went wrong!
  • 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.

    Read Post
  • 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.

    Watch Video
  • 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.

    Read Post
  • Heard our ShadowTalk Threat Intelligence Podcast?

    Subscribe Here!
  • 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 ...

    Read Post
  • 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...

    Read Post
  • 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 ...

    Read Post
  • 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.

    Read Post
  • 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

    Watch Video
  • Check out our Weekly Intelligence Summary

    Access Here
  • 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 ...

    Read Post
  • 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 ...

    Read Post
  • 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 ...

    Read Post
  • 3 Phishing Trends Organizations Should Watch Out For

    3 Phishing Trends Organizations Should Watch Out For

    Based on data from 2019 and what we’ve observed in 2020, Digital Shadows has gathered three phishing trends that cybercriminals and advanced persistent threat (APT) groups are using to target your ...

    Read Post
  • SPECIAL EPISODE: The Human Element Of Cybersecurity Programs With Hacker Valley Studio

    SPECIAL EPISODE: The Human Element Of Cybersecurity Programs With Hacker Valley Studio

    We’ve got a very special episode for you this week with Hacker Valley Studio guests Ron Eddings and Chris Cochran.

    Read Post
  • Competitions on English-language cybercriminal forums: A stagnant competition model?

    Competitions on English-language cybercriminal forums: A stagnant competition model?

    Russian-language cybercriminal forums aren’t the only ones to host competitions.  In January 2020, we published a blog about competitions on ...

    Read Post
  • Charitable Endeavors on Cybercriminal Forums

    Charitable Endeavors on Cybercriminal Forums

    One heart-warming aspect of modern society is the increased prevalence of charitable endeavors during times of crisis. Philanthropy has loomed ...

    Read Post
  • How cybercriminals are taking advantage of COVID-19: Scams, fraud, and misinformation

    How cybercriminals are taking advantage of COVID-19: Scams, fraud, and misinformation

    While COVID-19 itself presents a significant global security risk to individuals and organizations across the world, cybercriminal activity around this global pandemic can result in financial damage a

    Read Post
  • WEEKLY: Competitions On English Forums, Purple Teaming, & Hacker Bribes 'Roblox' Insider

    WEEKLY: Competitions On English Forums, Purple Teaming, & Hacker Bribes 'Roblox' Insider

    This week Alex chats with Kacey, Charles, and Rick around competitions we’ve been seeing on English-language cybercriminal forums and how they compare to the ones on Russian-language forums,...

    Read Post
  • Threat Intelligence Feeds: Why Context is Key

    Threat Intelligence Feeds: Why Context is Key

    Key Takeaways: Choosing which threat intelligence feeds to rely on can be a daunting task: Different feeds provide varying levels ...

    Read Post
  • loading
    Loading More...