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Sextortion 2.0: A New Lure
Back in September we released a blog about the large volume of sextortion email campaigns that were hitting...
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Weekly Intelligence Summary 28 Nov - 05 Dec 2019
The Digital Shadows Intelligence Team discusses the risks of information exposure by Internet users, challenging contemporary thinking about standard security practices.
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.
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.
Forums are Forever – Part 2: Shaken, but not Stirred
Part 2 looks at cybercriminal forum users’ resistance to moving away from the forum model.
A Threat Intelligence Analyst’s Guide to Today’s Sources of Bias
This blog seeks to rebalance intelligence tradecraft discussions by highlighting some of the less glamorous everyday sources of bias that are too often overlooked.
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.
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.
Typosquatting and the 2020 U.S. Presidential election: Cyberspace as the new political battleground
we detected over 550 typosquats for the 34 candidate- and election-related domains we gathered from open-source research. Not every single one was something interesting; most of the time the typosquat
Dark Web Marketplace Trends 2019
Our team of researchers recently dug into the different popular dark web marketplaces to understand which marketplaces are gaining the most traction and what is being sold on these cybercriminal platf
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.
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...
DarkMarket’s Feminist Flight Towards Equality and the Curious Case of Canaries
DarkMarket, an English-speaking “boutique marketplace”, has taken two very noticeable approaches to these challenges, with claims to be the first female-run market, and the introduction of new trust m
Cybercriminal credit card stores: Is Brian out of the club?
In this blog, we determine whether this targeted attack on BriansClub will impact the wider cybercriminal credit carding landscape, and speculate whether it could galvanize the community to push anoth
Top Threat Intelligence Podcasts to Add to Your Playlist
Looking for some new threat intelligence podcasts to add to your playlist? Look no further! Our Photon Threat Intelligence Research team shares their top tracks.
BSidesDFW 2019: OSINT Workshop Recap
A few Saturdays ago, we had the pleasure of presenting at BSidesDFW in Fort Worth, Texas. We were all OSINT all the time; we did one OSINT talk and three OSINT workshops at the conference.
Typosquatting and the 2020 U.S. Presidential election
Photon Research Team thought it would be interesting to use this pool of candidates as a backdrop for research into typosquatted domains
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?
NCSC Cyber Threat Trends Report: Analysis of Attacks Across UK Industries
The United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) recently released their Incident trends report (October 2018 – April 2019) which ...
ANU Breach Report: Mapping to Mitre ATT&CK Framework