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.

  • 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

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  • Remote Worker Threat Model And Cybercrime Updates

    Remote Worker Threat Model And Cybercrime Updates

    This week the team looks at some Coronavirus threat intel updates including a Threat Model of the Remote Worker and the top businesses and industries most likely to be targeted by cyber attacks....

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  • COVID-19: Companies and Verticals At Risk For Cyber Attacks

    COVID-19: Companies and Verticals At Risk For Cyber Attacks

      In our recent blog, How cybercriminals are taking advantage of COVID-19: Scams, fraud, and misinformation, Digital Shadows highlighted some ...

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  • Coronavirus: Cybercrime Reactions And CISO Advice

    Coronavirus: Cybercrime Reactions And CISO Advice

    CISO and VP of Strategy, Rick Holland, joins Alex and Harrison for this special episode to discuss how cybercriminals are exploiting Coronavirus (COVID-19). With regards to Coronavirus, the team...

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  • COVID-19: Dark Web Reactions

    COVID-19: Dark Web Reactions

    Digital Shadows has been researching the cybercriminal response to the COVID-19 outbreak sweeping across the globe. We’ve been monitoring several dark web forums, looking for answers to questions ...

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  • Threat Model of a Remote Worker

    Threat Model of a Remote Worker

    Digital Shadows has produced a threat model for the remote worker, taking into account the various risks and threats that employees face while working off site.

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  • Beware of Phishers: New Research into the Ecosystem of Phishing40:30

    Beware of Phishers: New Research into the Ecosystem of Phishing

    In this upcoming webinar, Harrison Van Riper and Alex Guirakhoo walk through the Ecosystem of Phishing. The team will cover New phishing data findings, How cybercriminals are crafting and distributing

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  • The Modern Cybercriminal Forum

    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.

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  • Kapusta.World: The fiendish cabbage exemplifying cybercriminal marketing in the modern era

    Kapusta.World: The fiendish cabbage exemplifying cybercriminal marketing in the modern era

    Since last fall, the threat actor behind a new service called “Kapusta.World” has diligently worked to advertise their offerings across multiple Russian-language forums.

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  • [Infographic] Threat Model of a Remote Worker

    [Infographic] Threat Model of a Remote Worker

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

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  • The Ecosystem of Phishing: From Minnows to Marlins

    The Ecosystem of Phishing: From Minnows to Marlins

    $1 for a cheap domain. $12.99 for 10m email contacts. Cybercriminals can launch phishing campaigns for under $20!

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  • Slack Vulnerability, Apollon Dark Web Exit Scam, And Online Brand Protection

    Slack Vulnerability, Apollon Dark Web Exit Scam, And Online Brand Protection

    We’ve got Adam and Jamie joining Viktoria remotely for this week’s ShadowTalk! The London crew chats through the Slack vulnerability story, the news around the Dutch government losing hard drives...

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  • Apollon Dark Web Marketplace: Exit Scams and DDoS Campaigns

    Apollon Dark Web Marketplace: Exit Scams and DDoS Campaigns

      Imagine logging on to your favorite e-commerce site, finding your favorite author’s newest book for sale, making the purchase, ...

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  • Dark Web Search Engine Kilos: Tipping the Scales in Favor of Cybercrime

    Dark Web Search Engine Kilos: Tipping the Scales in Favor of Cybercrime

    With the recent indictment of Larry Harmon, alleged operator of the Bitcoin tumbling service Helix and darknet search engine Grams, we decided to profile the follow-up to Grams: Kilos.

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  • Applying the Analysis of Competing Hypotheses to the Cyber Domain

    Applying the Analysis of Competing Hypotheses to the Cyber Domain

    We define the strengths and weaknesses of ACH in the cyber-threat domain, with a "customer-centric" view that can aid analysts in presenting intelligence to a decision maker.

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    Digital Shadows 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

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  • Banking Trojan Steals Google Authenticator Codes, Ransomware Attacks Epiq, And Tesco Clubcard Fraud

    Banking Trojan Steals Google Authenticator Codes, Ransomware Attacks Epiq, And Tesco Clubcard Fraud

    Lots of threat intelligence news updates in this week’s ShadowTalk episode with Jamie Collier, Adam Cook, and Viktoria Austin. Top stories this week include: - NCSC advising consumers on...

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  • FBI Releases Its Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) Report 2019

    FBI Releases Its Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) Report 2019

    Alex, Harrison, and Rick discuss this year’s FBI IC3 (Internet Crime Complaint Center) report, where cybercrime resulted in over $3.5 billion in reported losses.

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  • FBI IC3 2019: Cybercrime results in over $3.5 billion in reported losses

    FBI IC3 2019: Cybercrime results in over $3.5 billion in reported losses

    On February 11th, we were treated to an early surprise: The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released its ...

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  • Data Breaches, Stalkerware, and Dopplepaymer ransomware

    Data Breaches, Stalkerware, and Dopplepaymer ransomware

    3 data breaches this week, Stalkerware, and Dopplepaymer ransomware

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