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HHS: Health Sector Should Prepare for Ukraine-Russia Threats

March 18, 2022

Advises Entities to Ready Weekslong Continuity, Resilience Plans

US has 'significant' cyber vulnerabilities, but a sweeping Russian cyberattack is unlikely

March 16, 2022

In the winter of 2015, computer hackers working for the Russian government attacked Ukraine's power grid and switched off the lights and heat to more than 200,000 consumers.

In the crosshairs of cyber attackers, insurance companies face growing online threats

March 9, 2022

By Paul Prudhomme, Head of Threat Intelligence Advisory at IntSights, a Rapid7 company

In May 2021, the insurance firm AXA was hit by a serious data breach, which resulted in 3TB of data including identity documents, claims, reimbursements, account details and customer medical records being exposed as part of a multi-faceted cyber attack.

Why insurers must be on the lookout for ever-opportunistic cyber attackers

March 7, 2022

The insurance industry has long been a staple for cyber attacks. Criminals go where the money is, and the sector represents one of the most direct ways to access key personal and financial data that can be used to net an illicit profit.

Cyber attack on insurer highlights need for better security

February 25, 2022

Article by IntSights, a Rapid7 company, head of threat intelligence advisory, Paul Prudhomme.

Russia-Ukraine War: Threats Facing the Healthcare Sector

February 24, 2022

Expert: As the Military Invasion, Cyberattacks Escalate, Entities Must Prepare

Joint advisory warns of global increase in sophisticated ransomware

February 11, 2022

Recent reports have noticed an increase in sophisticated ransomware attacks targeting Linux-based systems and critical infrastructure sectors.

HHS Warns Health Sector About LockBit 2.0 Threats - Again

February 10, 2022

Advisory Comes on Heels of FBI LockBit 2.0 Alert, CISA Ransomware Global Trends Report

Knowledge is power: using threat intelligence to fight cyber-crime

February 4, 2022

Threat intelligence is the first line of cyber defence – delivering businesses invaluable insights into current and future attack vectors and criminal movements.

HHS HC3: BlackMatter Threat to Health Sector 'Reduced'

January 31, 2022

Ransomware Gang Is Said to Have Disbanded, But Will Others Fill the Gap?

Moncler's data published on the dark web

January 21, 2022

Yotam Katz, Product Manager at IntSights, a Rapid7 company, speaks on Moncler's data being leaked on the dark web.

Insurance businesses targeted for customer details

January 21, 2022

Insurance companies exist to offer protection but they're increasingly having to protect themselves against a range of cyberattacks.

Insurance firms often targeted for customers’ personal information

January 19, 2022

Insurance companies are expected to offer financial protection to their customers. But when it comes to cyber threats, insurers are increasingly finding themselves the victims of a merciless onslaught from data thieves, ransomware groups, hacktivists and even nation-states.

Russian APTs: Why Stakes Are So High for Healthcare Sector

January 17, 2022

Experts Urge Healthcare, Public Health Entities to Heed US Agency Warnings

Healthcare and Pharma Need to Build Immunity Against Cyber Threats

January 7, 2022

The healthcare and pharmaceutical industry has a complex and challenging cyber threat landscape. The current burden of the pandemic is further causing a priority shift away from security and towards usability and along with that comes multifarious danger. From sale of healthcare data in underground forums to ransomware, the industry needs to urgently improve their risk profile and security posture.

Why Healthcare Will Remain a Top Cyberattack Target in 2022

January 4, 2022

Paul Prudhomme of IntSights on Disturbing, Persistent Trends

Threat Intelligence: Security teams’ new crystal ball

January 4, 2022

Alon Arvatz, Senior Director of Product Management at IntSights, a Rapid7 company, explores the benefits of threat intelligence in 2022.

Deepfakes: a future threat to watch as cybercriminals develop their skills in this area

December 17, 2021

Yotam Katz, Product Manager at IntSights, discusses the rise of deepfakes and why cybercriminals are showing increasing interest in the technique.

Top 10: Infosecurity Predictions for 2022

December 10, 2021

Infosecurity has set out their top 10 information security predictions for 2022, using insights from industry experts.

Vaccine credentials – Rising motivation for identity theft in healthcare

November 17, 2021

Head of Intelligent Advisory at IntSights, Paul Prudhomme, saw how out of all industries, healthcare is impacted most directly by cyber attacks.

How under threat is NHS data, really?

November 15, 2021

Is the NHS investment in data security paying dividends? Davey Winder explores.

Lyceum APT Group Adds ISPs to Its Target List

November 10, 2021

Expanded Espionage Activity Includes African Ministry, Middle East Telcos and ISPs

Getting Back to your Roots as a Founder with Alon Arvatz

November 9, 2021

Cybersecurity expert Alon Arvatz has long anticipated threats before they happen, but as Co-founder of threat intelligence platform, IntSights, he has also learned to look to the past.

Forget Hacking Back: Just Waste Ransomware Gangs' Time

October 26, 2021

Time Is Money for Criminals; Some Profits Susceptible to DDoS and Other Disruptions

New bug bounty platform launches for Indian ethical hackers

October 21, 2021

A newly launched bug bounty platform in India is offering free training and access to exclusive programs for its top 100 ethical hackers.

The rise of BlackMatter shows the agricultural industry is a growing target for hackers

October 21, 2021

An FBI warning this week highlighted the threat posed by the BlackMatter ransomware gang to farming companies. The industry needs to up its security.

Political Rivals: Iran Cyber Capabilities Show No Sign Of Slowing Down

October 19, 2021

The recent announcement by Microsoft that Iran-linked hackers targeted Office 365 users of US and Israeli defence technology companies isn’t much of a surprise, particularly as the US and Israel are top targets of Iranian cyber activity due to their long-standing rivalry with the current Iranian government.

Is the NHS investment in data security paying dividends?

October 12, 2021

In a column for Digital Health, Davey Winder, explores whether data security in healthcare is doing its job correctly.

Cartels and crypto

October 8, 2021

If the massive spike in traffic across the U.S.-Mexico border continues at its current pace, total border arrests in 2021 will be the highest since 2000, when nearly 1.7 million illegal border crossers were apprehended by U.S. authorities.

Healthcare workers' data sold on dark web, reports IntSights

September 29, 2021

The private data of healthcare workers and patients is being sold on the dark web, a new report by IntSights has found

A critical issue

September 27, 2021

With more cyber-attacks than ever on critical infrastructure, how can utilities actively counter these growing threats?

APT focus: ‘Noisy’ Russian hacking crews are among the world’s most sophisticated

September 22, 2021

Unpacking the Matryoshka dolls behind Kremlin-backed cybercrime campaigns

The Price Tag On Your Compromised Network

September 9, 2021

Ransomware operators do not need to compromise their victims themselves but can just buy unauthorised network access from other attackers.

September 8, 2021

Cyber-security specialist Paul Prudhomme of IntSights explains how and why state and private actors can exploit network weaknesses for political or personal gain.

Tight-Lipped Threat Actors Making Five Figures Selling Enterprise Network Access On Underground Forums

August 26, 2021

Threat intelligence firm IntSights analyzed cybercrime underground forums and discovered that some threat actors preferred selling network access to third parties for up to five figures instead of exploiting the networks themselves.

Compromised network access for sale: by hackers, for fraudsters

August 25, 2021

Any newbie hacker can now gain entry into tech and telecom firms to gain control of 2FA access codes.

Data shows your password can be worth Half a Million dollars to ransomware mobs

August 17, 2021

We all know that the password contains our most important information and many cybercriminals have made multiple million dollars by selling access to our private details.

Is Your Password Worth $500,000 To Ransomware Gangs?

August 14, 2021

Selling access to networks is both a more significant and smaller business than you might imagine. One thing's for sure: there's big money being made by bad actors.

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Criminal middlemen administer access to privileged accounts

August 12, 2021

Underground criminal networks selling unauthorized access to compromised enterprise networks have emerged in recent years as a critical element in the evolution of ransomware and other criminal cyber activity, according to a whitepaper released Tuesday by IntSights, a recently acquired unit of Rapid7.

Strengthening The Physical And Cyber Barriers Around Critical Infrastructure

August 12, 2021

It has long been recognized that no one is safe from cyber-attacks, but some sectors face a much higher level of threat than others.

Cybercriminals are making a killing selling access to business networks

August 12, 2021

The average price for access to a network is almost $10,000
Inside the dark web: What hackers are selling network access to hospitals for

August 11, 2021

Some ransomware hackers sell unauthorized access to compromised hospital networks through the dark web, according to an Aug. 10 IntSights report.
Hackers selling access to breached networks for $10,000

August 11, 2021

Network access is a closely-guarded commodity in underground hacker forums, with some sellers not even revealing the names of their victims until money has changed hands.
How much is unauthorised access to your company worth?

August 11, 2021

Do you know what the cost is for unauthorised access to your organisation? It’s an interesting question and one that IntSights, a Rapid7 company, has sought to answer.

Access-as-a-Service Rising in Popularity

August 10, 2021

Nowadays, hackers have a couple of options for gaining access to an organization's network. They can do it the old-fashioned way by hacking into it themselves, or they can purchase an exploit that gives them access.

Division of labor in C2C markets. Double extortion. Huawei in Brazil. Mexico's Pegasus investigation. Crypto Wars update.

August 10, 2021

A study by IntSights sketches the criminal-to-criminal market, and why it exists in the first place. True vertical integration is as rare in the underworld as it is in legitimate markets. No gang is likely to be able to do it all, hence the emergence of affiliate programs, initial access brokers, and so on.

Unauthorized Network Access Selling for Up to Five Figures

August 10, 2021

Researchers have found that the sale and purchase of unauthorized access to compromised enterprise networks are influenced by location and industry.

Nation state cybercrime is a bigger threat than you might think

August 9, 2021

With cybercrime reported as a primary means of revenue for North Korea, experts are highlighting that nation state cybercrime is more of a threat to businesses than many currently think…
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Hackers netting average of nearly $10,000 for stolen network access

August 10, 2021

The single most expensive offering seen by IntSights researchers was being offered for about $95,000.

Enterprise network access for sale on underground forums

August 11, 2021

We know that cyber criminals are increasingly operating in a businesslike way and using underground marketplaces to sell services and information.

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Ransomware surges in, and the data floods out

August 5, 2021

Paul Prudhomme, Head of Threat Intelligence Advisory, IntSights, raises awareness around the evolution of ransomware and current threats to business data. He discusses how criminals are deploying ransomware and what business leaders need to know when it comes to protecting themselves against data leakage.

The post-COVID economy: Data protection concerns and vulnerabilities

July 12, 2021

In many cases, businesses may find themselves collecting personal health information on customers or employees for the first time ever.

Is China's 'Cyber Capacity' Really 10 Years Behind the US?

July 14, 2021

Experts Dispute Findings of Report by International Institute for Strategic Studies

How the travel industry can fight back against cyberthreats

August 18, 2021

Travel and hospitality businesses have become lucrative targets in recent years for cybercriminals who have stolen from the industries in attacks that often take more than half a year to identify.

Iranian cyber-threat groups make up for lack of technical sophistication with social engineering trickery

July 1, 2021

We take a look at the underestimated threat posed by Iran’s state-sponsored hacking groups

EU pushes plans for Joint Cyber Unit in fight against increased cyber-attacks

June 23, 2021

The European Union plans to stand up a new cyber unit in response to threat posed by the rising tide of cyber-attacks.

IntSights: Democratizing Threat Intelligence - e-Security and Privacy Channel

June 22, 2021

One may think that cybersecurity is all about the machines that help solved the cyberthreat using only technical elements but nowadays, the human element should also be a concern for the cybersecurity experts as the humans are the center of cybersecurity as they are both the target and the solution as well.

Black market dedicated solely to data leaks emerges - report

June 13, 2021

Ransomware attacks are gaining momentum globally across industries, and businesses are being warned against a black market dedicated solely to data leaks.

The Evolving Ransomware Threat: What Business Leaders Should Know About Data Leakage

June 8, 2021

IntSights, the threat intelligence company focused on enabling enterprises to Defend Forward™, today released research around The Evolving Ransomware Threat: What Business Leaders Should Know About Data Leakage.

The dangers of digital payments growing popular after Covid-19

June 9, 2021

Cash is no longer king. Covid-19 has turned the axiom on its head as more consumers forgo physical dosh in favour of digital payments.

Excessive Transaction Friction Costing European eCommerce €12 Billion; Riskified Report Identifies

June 8, 2021

The fraud-prevention solutions provider Riskified has launched its Dark Side Of PSD2 report, which closely examines the dark web whilst revealing fraudsters’ reaction to the new PSD2 regulation.

Industry reflects on three years of GDPR

May 25, 2021

Looking back on 12 tumultuous months, we assess how GDPR has weathered the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit, and consider what the coming year may hold for data protection.

Signal vs Telegram: Which messaging app should you download?

May 17, 2021

WhatsApp's new terms and conditions have sent users looking elsewhere for a different messaging platform, but which is the best alternative?

Facebook’s lawsuit against ban on EU-US data transfers dismissed

May 15, 2021

The High Court in Ireland has dismissed Facebook's lawsuit against the Irish DPC's decision to ban it from transferring the data of EU residents to the US.

Podcast Interview with Paul Prudhomme-Cyber Threat Intelligence Advisor: IntSights

May 14, 2021

Paul Prudhomme is a Cyber Threat Intelligence Advisor at IntSights. He previously served as a leader of the cyber threat intelligence subscription service at Deloitte and as an individual contributor to that of iDefense.

The fallout when OT companies lack confidence in IT security barriers

May 14, 2021

While a controlled pipeline closure is preferred over one carried out by nefarious groups, the decision is up for debate in the security community.

Banks and stock exchanges are even bigger targets for ransomware attacks

May 12, 2021

Hackers are holding one of America's most important pipelines hostage, a stunning development that should serve as a warning to even bigger targets: the nation's financial industry.

Hackers paralyzed a pipeline. Banks and stock exchanges are even bigger targets

May 12, 2021

Hackers are holding one of America's most important pipelines hostage, a stunning development that should serve as a warning to even bigger targets: the nation's financial industry

TSA's role in pipeline security looks like a weak link to some in government and industry

May 12, 2021

Lawmakers and government officials are re-examining the Transportation Security Administration's place in regulating the cybersecurity of the country's natural gas pipelines in the wake of the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline's business systems.

Beyond Lazarus: North Korean cyber-threat groups become top-tier, ‘reckless’ adversaries

May 12, 2021

Crippled by economic sanctions and isolated from the rest of the world bar China, North Korea is increasingly relying on cybercrime to keep its economy running.

Colonial Pipeline ransomware updates. Warnings on Avaddon, Babuk ransomware. Lemon Duck cryptojacker. Bogus Chrome app.

May 11, 2021

DarkSide isn't the only ransomware gang presenting an active, ongoing threat.

DarkSide's Pipeline Ransomware Hit: Strictly Business?

May 11, 2021

Affiliate-Driven Ransomware-as-a-Service Operations Keep Generating Big Profits

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Pipeline cyberattack: Ransomware gang 'will check targets in future'

May 11, 2021

The gang behind the Colonial Pipeline ransomware cyberattack has said its “goal is to make money and not creating problems for society”.

Colonial Pipeline Hack Was Not Intended To ‘Create Problems’

May 11, 2021

Russian criminal gang that hit major US fuel pipeline with ransomware attack, claim they are just seeking money, not creating ‘problems’

The Colonial Pipeline attack: Did the hackers involved even mean to cause so much disruption?

May 11, 2021

In his latest blog, Andrey Yakovlev, security researcher at IntSights, discusses the ‘gangsomware’ group, Darkside, their reasons behind the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack and whether they even meant to cause so much unrest, as the group claims to be ‘apolitical’ and does not wish to be associated with the Russian government. Interesting.

Emotet malware nukes itself today from all infected computers worldwide

April 25, 2021

Emotet, one of the most dangerous email spam botnets in recent history, is being uninstalled today from all infected devices with the help of a malware module delivered in January by law enforcement.

The hackers’ mission: You scrape my back, I scrape your data

April 19, 2021

When hackers feel heckled by cyber defenders, they scrape even ‘old’ data to wreak revenge. Protect yourself with these safety tips

It was Russia wot did it: SolarWinds hack was done by Kremlin's APT29 crew, say UK and US

April 15, 2021

And Positive Technologies has been slapped with American sanctions

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Behind the Great Firewall: Chinese cyber-espionage adapts to post-Covid world with stealthier attacks

April 15, 2021

Beijing adopting supply chain tactics and greater sharing of resources between spying groups, experts warn

The 50 Most Promising Israeli Startups - 2021

April 14, 2021

We look beyond the blinding valuations to chose the companies that not only survived the Covid-19 crisis but thrived and are now best positioned for future success.

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The Myanmar coup’s other victim: reliable internet connectivity

April 11, 2021

Businesses and citizens alike are trying to work around the frequent cutoffs using a variety of technologies, but the damage goes deep.

Expert comment on LinkedIn investigation by Italian watchdog

April 9, 2021

The comment by Paul Prudhomme, Head of Threat Intelligence Advisory at IntSights on the Linkedin being investigated by the Italian watchdog after the data of 500 million users had been found for sale online

Hackers scraped data from 500 million LinkedIn users — about two-thirds of the platform's userbase — and have posted it for sale online

April 8, 2021

Data from 500 million LinkedIn users has been scraped and is for sale online, according to a report from Cyber News. A LinkedIn spokesperson confirmed to Insider that there is a dataset of public information that was scraped from the platform.

Understanding Myanmar’s intensifying digital disruptions

April 7, 2021

The citizenry is resorting to VPN and privacy-centric apps to beat the junta’s censorship and digital blackouts, according to one report.

Ziggy Ransomware Gang Offers Victims Ransom Refunds

April 7, 2021

Experts Question Whether the Offer Is Legitimate or a Publicity Stunt

IntSights’ Threat Brief: Myanmar’s New Digital Restrictions

April 5, 2021

IntSights, the threat intelligence company focused on enabling enterprises to Defend Forward™, has released a research report that dives into the cyber threat landscape of Myanmar.'s GDPR Fine Should Serve as 'Wake-Up Call'

April 2, 2021

Dutch Authorities Found Company Waited Over 20 Days to Issue Breach Notification's GDPR Fine Should Serve as 'Wake-Up Call'

April 2, 2021

Dutch Authorities Found Company Waited Over 20 Days to Issue Breach Notification

Myanmar’s Internet Shutdown Is an Act of ‘Vast Self-Harm’

April 2, 2021

On Friday the military junta shut off connectivity across the country. There’s no sign of when it will return.

Myanmar’s Digital Restrictions Amplified Usage of VPN

April 1, 2021

IntSights, the threat intelligence company focused on enabling enterprises to Defend Forward, released a research report that dives into the cyber threat landscape of Myanmar today.

Hackers exploiting multiple vulnerabilities in Myanmar

April 1, 2021

Political developments and digital crackdowns of the past few months have pitted hacktivists against the Govt.

The Cyber Threat Impact of COVID-19 on the Retail and Hospitality Industry

March 31, 2021

IntSights, the threat intelligence company focused on enabling enterprises to Defend Forward™, released a research report on their findings of the cyber threat impact of COVID-19 on the retail and hospitality industry.

Pandemic, post-pandemic measures will continue to alter threat landscape

March 30, 2021

The retail and hospitality industry with its predominant “brick-and-mortar” focus pre-pandemic, bore the brunt of moving portions of their workforce to remote work – complicating their attack surfaces and creating opportunities for attackers.

Finalists: Best Threat Intelligence Technology

March 29, 2021

The protection of networks and systems depends upon an awareness of the threat landscape: understanding the evolving nature of attacks and the calling cards of particularly groups, to inform defensive strategies and identify vulnerabilities before the bad actors do.

Findings - Forrester Wave: External Threat Intelligence Services Q1, 2021

March 26, 2021

Forrester Research released the latest iteration of its Forrester Wave: External Threat Intelligence Services Q1, 2021. Learn more here.

The Cyber Threat Impact of COVID-19 on Retail & Hospitality Industry

March 26, 2021

IntSights, the threat intelligence company focused on enabling enterprises to Defend Forward, released a research report on their findings of the cyber threat impact of COVID-19 on the retail and hospitality industry.

Best practices for cybersecurity defenses in the new normal

March 24, 2021

The latest cyber data breach headline is the Which? & Red Maple Technologies research. How has cybersecurity threats changed during Covid-19 and how can we mitigate risk?

McAfee uncovers espionage campaign aimed at major telecommunication companies

March 19, 2021

The security company said the attacks were attributed to RedDelta and Mustang Panda, both of which are allegedly based in China.

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Russia slows Twitter's speed over banned content

March 11, 2021

Russian regulator says Twitter could be blocked completely if it does not comply with government demands

Real-time Threat Intelligence with a Single Click with IntSights Extend

March 10, 2021

IntSights, the threat intelligence company focused on democratizing threat intelligence, has launched IntSights Extend, a new browser extension that provides enriched threat intelligence over any browser with the click of a button.

How and why the telecoms industry is coming under sustained attack [Q&A]

March 1, 2021

The trend towards digital transformation and the sudden shift to remote working has seen the telecommunications industry become a prime target for both criminal and state-sponsored attacks.

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Indian cyber-espionage activity rising amid growing rivalry with China, Pakistan

February 25, 2021

Cyber warfare: a Bollywood special

Financial Sector Cyber-Attacks: The Ever-Evolving Threat

February 25, 2021

The banking and financial services industry is under increasing threat from cyber-attacks, particularly from North Korean state-sponsored threat actors and sophisticated Russian criminals. Set against a backdrop of constantly evolving techniques, financial firms must stay ahead of the game

The importance of securing your data this year

February 11, 2021

As we navigate through a post-Brexit UK, a global pandemic, and the remote working environment, securing data against ever-opportunistic adversaries is vital.

Predictions for Data and Privacy in 2021 – What The Experts Say

January 28, 2021

This Data Protection Day, we spoke to 37 industry experts to understand what we can expect for the coming year for data and privacy.

Why the financial sector is especially vulnerable to cyberattacks [Q&A]

January 25, 2021

There's a famous quote attributed to career criminal William Francis Sutton Jr., when asked why he robbed banks he is said to have replied, "Because that's where the money is."

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Lock Up Your Data

January 8, 2021

2020 is done, dusted and can close the door on its way out, it won't be missed. But as we look forward to vaccines and a gradual return to normality it's worth taking stock of where your data is stored, who has it and what they're using it for. Chris Strand of IntSights talks Near Futurist Guy Clapperton through some of the issues.

LawTech.Asia Interview with Chris Strand, IntSights COO

January 19, 2021

Recently, LawTech.Asia had the exclusive opportunity to interview Christopher Strand, the Chief Compliance Officer at IntSights. IntSights is a cybersecurity company with offices in the United States, Singapore, Japan, Israel and Netherlands. Christopher shared with us his views on cyber threat intelligence, data privacy and various regulatory developments in this area.

World’s largest dark web market disrupted in major police operation

January 13, 2021

Coordinated international operation including Europol and the UK’s National Crime Agency has successfully taken DarkMarket offline

Skurio and IntSights comment on DarkMarket Europol takedown

January 13, 2021

Given the recent news around the shutdown of DarkMarket by Europol authorities, Skurio CEO Jeremy Hendy provides the following comments: “Takedown of Dark Web marketplaces for illicit goods is positive news and law enforcement agencies have had significant success over recent years.

Nation-states and the threat to businesses

January 13, 2021

Paul Prudhomme at IntSights considers the threats from state sponsored hackers.

World’s largest dark web marketplace DarkMarket shut down in EU-wide operation

January 13, 2021

DarkMarket, the world's largest illegal marketplace on the dark web, was taken down this week as a result of coordinated action by law enforcement authorities from the UK, the United States, Germany, Australia, Denmark, Moldova, and Ukraine.

Expert comment on DarkMarket being taken down by Europol

January 13, 2021

The comment by Paul Prudhomme, Cyber Threat Intelligence Advisor at IntSights on the breaking news that the largest illegal marketplace on the dark web, DarkMarket has been taken down by Europol

Europol Reveals Dismantling of ‘Largest’ Underground Marketplace

January 12, 2021

Europol announced a wide-ranging investigation that led to the arrest of the alleged DarkMarket operator and the seizure of the marketplace’s infrastructure, including more than 20 servers.

NIS 2: Winds of change blowing as Europe sharply tightens up cybersecurity requirements.

January 11, 2021

NIS 2 mandates a much more robust package of requirements from incident response to vulnerability disclosure.

Keeping Up With the Uncertainty of Shifting Global Data Protection Regulations

December 29, 2020

Examining some of the biggest changes seen in 2020, what the next year holds for businesses, and how organizations can remain compliant across the world.

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Concerns Run High as More Details of SolarWinds Hack Emerge

December 15, 2020

Enterprises running company's Orion network management software should assume compromise and respond accordingly, security experts say.

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Expert Insight On Landmark Twitter Fine

December 15, 2020

There has been increased pressure on the local Irish data authority to ensure that the GDPR takes a front seat in deciding on actions to be taken in the wake of the Twitter data breach.

Twitter fined €450k for breaching GDPR disclosure rules

December 15, 2020

Firm chastised over its handling of a 2018 flaw that made private tweets accessible to the public

Twitter fined over a data breach in Ireland’s first major GDPR decision

December 15, 2020

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) has fined California-based Twitter for infringements of the EU’s GDPR data protection laws. The DPC said its investigation commenced in January 2019 following receipt of a breach notification from Twitter.

Expert Comment on Landmark Twitter Fine

December 15, 2020

The comment from Chris Strand, Chief Compliance Officer at threat intelligence company, IntSights on the recent Twitter fine by the Irish Data Protection Regulation:

Data Protection Commission to fine Twitter €450,000 for bug breach

December 15, 2020

The Twitter fine comes on the back of extensive investigation into a breach affecting Android users reported to the company in late 2018.

Beyond Car Hacking: The Cyber Threat Landscape for Automotive Companies

November 30, 2020

Automobile manufacturers and retailers face numerous challenges in defending their security perimeters against cyber threats. As software becomes increasingly interwoven into the fabric of car design, cyberattacks against newer cars have become increasingly common in recent years.

Cybercriminals Batter Automakers With Ransomware, IP Theft Cyberattacks

November 19, 2020

While the industry focus is on vehicle hacking, when it comes to the automotive industry cybercriminals are opting for less complex and sophisticated attacks – from phishing to ransomware.

The pandemic brings new risk, even as nature of cyber threats remain pretty familiar

November 9, 2020

The most relevant cyber threats of 2021 may not look dramatically different from previous years. But a remote workforce does shift the level of risk facing organizations.

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Iran Emerges as Disruptive Threat Ahead of U.S. Election

November 23, 2020

Misinformation and threatening emails to voters in the U.S. may not be the most sophisticated form of cyberattack, but the efforts to disrupt the democratic process are having the desired negative effect officials say.

Hackers look to buy brokerage log-ins on the dark web with Robinhood fetching highest prices

October 14, 2020

As a new generation of investors flock to the stock market, criminals are looking for ways to exploit them by buying credentials on the dark web.

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Why Iran is attacking the 2020 U.S. election

November 3, 2020

Iran has reportedly waged cyberattacks to boost Joe Biden's campaign, following Russia's pro-Trump meddling in 2016.

Hackers look to buy brokerage log-ins on the dark web with Robinhood fetching highest prices

October 14, 2020

As a new generation of investors flock to the stock market, criminals are looking for ways to exploit them by buying credentials on the dark web.

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Patchwork of Data Privacy Laws Sows Confusion

October 9, 2020

The European Union’s GDPR. California’s CCPA. Brazil’s LGPD. Canada's PIPEDA. Japan's APPI. Every country and state seems to have its own law governing

Secret CSO: Etay Maor, IntSights

October 8, 2020

What metrics or KPIs do you use to measure security effectiveness? “There are several good approaches to measuring security effectiveness, however, it ultimately boils down to risk management and mitigation.”

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This Is How Much Your Data Sells For on the Dark Web

October 1, 2020

Cybersecurity firm IntSights peeks behind the curtain of the Dark Web and finds that your personal information isn’t worth much...until it is.

India's Cybercrime and APT Operations on the Rise

September 24, 2020

Growing geopolitical tensions with China in particular are fueling an increase in cyberattacks between the two nations, according to IntSights.

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Youth unemployment risks fueling Indian cybercrime boom

September 22, 2020

Many young Indians are turning to the dark side to generate additional income, a new report claims

My stolen credit card details were used 4,500 miles away. I tried to find out how it happened

September 16, 2020

When cybersecurity reporter Danny Palmer found his card was apparently used on another continent, he set out to discover more.

Could a Change Be on the Horizon for the US Data Privacy Landscape?

September 15, 2020

The US has traditionally lagged behind the EU on data privacy, but that may be changing. We explore what lies ahead for regulation in the country.

Criminals Scamming Under-Pressure Universal Credit System

September 3, 2020

Dark web tutorials demonstrating how to scam unemployment assistance scheme, say researchers at IntSights

Criminals are selling Universal Credit scam tutorials for £100 on the dark web

August 28, 2020

Cyber criminals are sharing tutorials on how to score quick cash through a Universal Credit (UC) scam they say is easier to pull off during the coronavirus pandemic. The cost of these tutorials can reach up to £120 – more expensive than tutorials targeting the welfare apparatus of other countries.

China: A CCP-Driven Global Threat Actor

August 28, 2020

The newly released IntSights analytics report, "The Dark Side of China: The Evolution of a Global Cyber Power," makes the case that the country is a force China's Communist Party doctrine and Xi Jinping's direction are driving the aggressive information acquisition efforts and cyber conflict doctrine.

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Benefit fraud: Underground trade in stolen identities revealed

August 28, 2020

A roaring underground trade in stolen identities is undermining the Universal Credit system and could potentially defraud it out of millions of pounds

Is China the World's Greatest Cyber Power?

August 27, 2020

While the US, Russia, Israel, and several European nations all have sophisticated cyber capabilities, one threat intelligence firm argues that China's aggressive approach to cyber operations has made it "perhaps the world's greatest cyber power.

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Report: China Rides Cyber Attacks to Superpower Status

August 27, 2020

China has used offensive cyber capabilities to propel domestic industry and suppress opposition at home and abroad. As China seeks independence from Western interests, the role of cyber is likely to increase, a report from IntSights finds.

China targeting AI tech in ‘brazen’ cyber espionage offensive

August 27, 2020

PRC becoming more aggressive in the midst of deteriorating international relations

Health-sector cyber challenges offer lessons on merging compliance and risk management, say threat-intelligence firm leaders

August 21, 2020

The cybersecurity needs in a healthcare sector heavily targeted by hackers – and heavily regulated – present an opportunity to implement risk-management approaches that bolster security as well as help meet regulatory mandates, according to compliance and security executives from threat intelligence firm IntSights.

9 GitHub Repositories Found Leaking Health Data from Over 150K Patients

August 17, 2020

A new collaborative report from Jelle Ursem and found nine GitHub repositories were routinely leaking a trove of protected health information from at least 150,000 patients.

How cybercriminals are exploiting US unemployment benefits to make money

August 14, 2020

Scammers use Social Security numbers and other data to create synthetic IDs to collect unemployment benefits, says IntSights.

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How Your Unemployment Checks Are At Risk From Russian Cyber Thieves

August 14, 2020

Russian criminal networks want your unemployment benefits—this is how they do it.

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Covid-19 cutbacks? These tech companies are hiring in Israel right now

July 8, 2020

With hundreds of thousands newly unemployed and companies big and small forced to cut back on staff, Calcalist has gathered a list of tech companies that are currently hiring.

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Cybercriminals have a new target: Your YouTube account

June 29, 2020

Stolen accounts are a popular commodity in the web’s shadiest forums. For pennies on the dollar, cybercriminals can easily purchase accounts to use as they see fit — and that trend doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon.

Criminals Turn to IM Platforms to Avoid Law Enforcement Scrutiny

June 25, 2020

Researchers from IntSights observed a sharp increase in the use of popular instant messaging apps over the past year among threat groups.

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CISA’s coronavirus efforts on health care, diversity, election security

June 25, 2020

Research: Cybercriminals turn to instant messaging platforms — Traps await those returning to work

Threat Intelligence Firm IntSights Unveils First Partner Program

June 16, 2020

IntSights, the global threat intelligence firm, on Tuesday launched its new global partner program. The program extends the company’s threat protection suite to enterprises around the world.

Threat Intelligence Firm IntSights Unveils First Partner Program

June 16, 2020

Threat intelligence firm IntSights Tuesday unveiled its first partner program to extend its threat protection suite to enterprises around the world.

YouTube: Hundreds of hacked accounts are on sale on the dark web.

June 4, 2020

Hacker sites have flooded with offers to sell hacked YouTube accounts.

COVID-19 Drives Spike in Mobile Phishing Attacks: Report

June 4, 2020

The shift to working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in mobile phishing campaigns, with attackers targeting remote workers

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Beware Creators! Hackers Are Selling YouTube Channel Credentials On Dark Web

June 7, 2020

Hackers are advertising the accounts on hacking forums in bulk quantity which one can buy after verifying the YouTube channel and the number of subscribers it owns.

Beware! YouTube account credential theft is on the rise, warns security researchers

June 7, 2020

The emerging trend highlights how a significant number of stolen credentials for prominent YouTube accounts are up for grabs on the Dark Web.

Hackers Selling Stolen YouTube Credentials on Dark Web: Report

June 3, 2020

Security researchers from cyber-intelligence firm IntSights revealed that they have noticed a growing demand for stolen YouTube account credentials on various darknet forums.

Stolen YouTube credentials up for sale online

June 3, 2020

YouTube accounts are increasingly being sold on Dark Web forums

Hackers publish hundreds of Israelis’ credit card numbers online

June 3, 2020

A cyber security expert says that the breach is part of a coordinated campaign against the Jewish state.

How Does an Online Auction for Stolen Youtube Accounts Go? Here's a Peek and Tips Against Hacking

June 4, 2020

YouTube accounts and their credentials are being sold online from $400 on the Dark Web, what's going on? Also, how do you protect yourself from your account being stolen and sold off?

Stolen YouTube credentials up for sale online

June 3, 2020

Researchers at the external threat intelligence company IntSights have observed that stolen credentials for prominent YouTube accounts are increasingly being sold in online black markets and on Dark Web forums.

How healthcare organizations can combat cyberattacks during the coronavirus

May 21, 2020

Cyberattacks against hospitals and medical facilities have risen this year, often via ransomware and social engineering exploits, says IntSights.

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Dark web scammers exploit Covid-19 fear and doubt

May 19, 2020

"[Cybercriminals are] exploiting the fear, uncertainty and doubt people are experiencing during the pandemic, and using the anxiety and desperation to get people to buy things or click on things they wouldn't have otherwise,"

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Websites urged to stop coronavirus scammers

May 9, 2020

Web hosting companies should check people's ID and introduce a two-day waiting period for new websites, an expert has urged

Taking back control of rogue data footprints

May 14, 2020

How organisations can understand their extended digital footprint.

Report highlights strain pandemic puts on healthcare security protocols

May 14, 2020

A report has been released detailing the data privacy concerns attached to the healthcare setting during the age of COVID-19.

When we need it most, healthcare is still hit hard by ransomware

May 14, 2020

Bruised, battered but ever-determined and courageous, the healthcare sector won’t ever shy away from cyberthreats. But it must become more resilient.

Hacking hospitals: ransom notes and dark web chatter from health-care extortionists

May 14, 2020

Increasingly, hospitals find themselves subject to ransomware attacks, according to warnings from the United States and United Kingdom governments, Google and Microsoft.

The Most Dangerous Countries on the Internet: Russia (Brains Byte Back)

May 11, 2020

Discussing what makes Russia such a dangerous online entity.

7 In 10 Financial Organizations Globally Have Suffered a Cyberattack

May 14, 2020

A research from cybersecurity firm Keeper Security revealed that lack of cybersecurity resources and strategies lead to an increase in the number of cyberattacks on financial institutions.

Zoom security issues: Here's everything that's gone wrong (so far)

May 12, 2020

More than a dozen security and privacy problems have been found in Zoom. Here's an updated list.

The easiest way to get hacked during the pandemic? Your old passwords

May 11, 2020

As with any major crisis, hackers see opportunity in today’s devastating pandemic.

CNA Singapore: How do you keep yourself networked and safe?

May 4, 2020

Zoom has seen its user base double to over 300 million in the last few weeks, but such rapid growth means more people could become the target of cybercrime.

EU calls for ceasefire on cyber-attacks exploiting coronavirus pandemic

May 1, 2020

The European Union (EU) has urged cybercriminals to halt all malicious activity exploiting the global Covid-19 pandemic.

7 Cybersecurity tips for small businesses - especially those with remote workers

May 1, 2020

SMBs must adapt their security practices for remote workers, but implementing these cybersecurity tips are a good idea even when people go back into the office.

5 ways COVID-19 is reshaping the cybercrime economy

April 30, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic pushes the above-ground economy to the brink of a major recession, the cybercrime economy appears to still be hard-charging ahead.

Podcast: Contact tracing apps – can a loss of privacy ever be temporary?

April 30, 2020

On this week’s teissPodcast we discuss “contact tracing apps” - the smartphone software which - according to the health secretary, Matt Hancock - is to be available in weeks in the UK.

Top Startups Top Israeli Startups 2020: Most Promising Cyber and Security Companies

April 28, 2020

Using cutting edge home grown technology, these companies are doing their best to keep us safe at home and at work, even when it's the same place

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Market for stolen Zoom credentials is booming

April 28, 2020

Zoom has been the target of cybercriminals who are amassing stolen login credentials and trying to sell them on underground forums. This is the latest security issue to dog the videoconferencing platform, whose usage has exploded amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Troves of Zoom Credentials Shared on Hacker Forums

April 28, 2020

Several new databases have been uncovered on underground forums sharing recycled Zoom credentials.

Zoom Gets Stuffed: Here’s How Hackers Got Hold Of 500,000 Passwords

April 28, 2020

At the start of April, the news broke that 500,000 stolen Zoom passwords were up for sale. Here's how the hackers got hold of them.

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Ransomware gangs are changing targets again. That could make them even more of a threat

April 27, 2020

It's still business as usual for cyber criminals - and some are now paying more attention to hospitals than ever before.

Etay Maor Radio interview with CNA938

April 23, 2020

The number of cyberattacks is likely to rise, as criminals exploit the global spread of the coronavirus to profit from hacking and cybercrime.

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The COVID-19 pandemic is becoming a ‘heyday’ for hackers and hostile governments, report says

April 22, 2020

Organized criminals and hostile governments are launching waves of increasingly sophisticated and aggressive internet attacks to profit from the fear and chaos surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report says.

Alternative news: from Russia with lies

April 20, 2020

An E&T investigation into online disinformation campaigns that seek to undermine the truth about the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus suggests fake news will continue to emerge from Russia even without the Kremlin’s backing.

Cybercriminals are exploiting fears of the pandemic to steal personal information

April 15, 2020

Hackers are using the disruption created by the coronavirus pandemic to target people and steal personal information from them by posing as trustworthy figures, cybersecurity experts told CNBC.

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Zoom database of credentials up for sale, says report

April 14, 2020

Another problem for those using the Zoom videoconferencing service has emerged with the discovery of a database containing Zoom credentials in the hands of a threat actor, according to a cybersecurity firm.

Here's how scammers are using the coronavirus to cash in

April 10, 2020

There are thousands of different schemes running right now exploiting our fear and urgent anxiety about the coronavirus.

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Zoom Credentials Database Available on Dark Web

April 10, 2020

Researchers have found a database of Zoom video conferencing credentials ranging from just an email and password to also include meeting IDs, names and host keys. Full credentials could be used a range of activities from zoombombing to BEC attacks.

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Compromised Zoom Credentials Swapped in Underground Forums

April 10, 2020

Thousands of compromised Zoom credentials were discovered in underground forums as cybercriminals look to tap into the burgeoning remote workforce.

After Adopting COVID-19 Lures, Sophisticated Groups Target Remote Workers

April 8, 2020

While coronavirus-themed emails and files have been used as a lure for weeks, attackers now are searching for ways to actively target VPNs and remote workers to take advantage of weaker security.

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After Adopting COVID-19 Lures, Sophisticated Groups Target Remote Workers

April 8, 2020

While coronavirus-themed emails and files have been used as a lure for weeks, attackers now are searching for ways to actively target VPNs and remote workers to take advantage of weaker security.

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Latin America Under Threat of Cyber Crime Amid Coronavirus

April 8, 2020

If the past is any indication, Latin America is largely unprepared for this new wave of cyber crime.

U.S., U.K. Issue Alert on Growing Use of Covid-themed Hacks

April 8, 2020

Coronavirus-themed phishing attacks have become so pervasive that the governments of the U.S. and U.K. issued a joint warning Wednesday about their growing use.

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Cybercriminals, state-sponsored groups ramping up attacks exploiting COVID-19 pandemic

April 8, 2020

IntSights researchers surveyed the cyberthreat landscape, finding a wide variety of coronavirus-themed phishing lures, malware infections, network intrusions, scams, and disinformation campaigns.

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Criminals Are Selling ‘Blood and Saliva from a Coronavirus Survivor’ on the Dark Web

April 7, 2020

The pandemic has provided a huge new opportunity for hackers, scammers, and criminals to target frightened and vulnerable people.

IntSights: The dark web is a wretched hive of coronavirus scams and pandemic cybercrime

April 7, 2020

Dark web players have seized on the chaos caused by the coronavirus pandemic to cultivate a vast range of scams that target everyone from vulnerable consumers to unprepared medical facilities.

The Long-Term Impact of #COVID19 on the Cybersecurity Industry

March 30, 2020

It is clear that whilst efforts are being made to contain the coronavirus, there will be a long-term impact upon society, and therefore a long-term impact upon the cybersecurity industry also.

The Short-Term Impact of #COVID19 on the Cybersecurity Industry

March 26, 2020

As we work remotely and isolate ourselves from friends and colleagues as best we can, the impacts of COVID-19 will continue to hit the technology sector in terms of output and innovation.

Charity Wright on the latest scams coming from hackers in Latin America

March 25, 2020

Charity Wright, cyber threat intelligence adviser for IntSights, talks with CyberScoop editor-in-chief Greg Otto about the ways hackers are prospering in Latin America.

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We Are Witnessing a Rise in Cyber Threats, Says IntSights Founder

March 24, 2020

Alon Arvatz, co-founder and chief product officer of cybersecurity startup IntSights, answered six questions about the Covid-19 crisis and its effects on the Israeli tech sector

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Russia Blamed for COVID-19 Disinformation Campaigns

March 23, 2020

Pro-Kremlin Outlets Complicating Public Health Response, Nation-State Watchers Warn

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[Mini-Series] The Human Element with Charity Wright

March 5, 2020

Where timely and relevant security news meets ninja jokes and sit down comedy. Our goal is to keep network defenders apprised of pertinent news and trends in under thirty minutes.

A profile of cybercrime in Latin America

March 5, 2020

There are a range of international geographies within which cybercrime - perpetrated by independent hackers as opposed to nation states groups - is becoming increasingly sophisticated and posing more and more of a threat.

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Crypto Crime Heavily Perpetrated Via Exchanges Latin American Countries – Report

March 3, 2020

Because of inadequate regulation, crypto crimes are easily perpetrated in Latin American countries, according to a report.

Cartels and cybercrime: A new threat to Latin America

March 3, 2020

Organised crime groups and drug cartels have been particularly interested in working with highly experienced hackers to successful launder money and defraud others through manipulating cryptocurrencies and digital banking

How Democracy Breaks: Everything That Could Go Wrong With the Election

March 3, 2020

Russia is at it again. U.S. intelligence officials warn Moscow is trying to interfere with the 2020 election – allegedly to help both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.

Cybercriminals and drug cartels are spreading malware and stealing financial information in Latin America

March 3, 2020

Drug cartels are using cryptocurrency and partnering with hackers to scam Latin American banks.

Crypto is Fueling Organized Crime in Latin America, New Report Claims

March 2, 2020

According to the report titled “The Dark Side of Latin America,” Intsights says major economic downturn in Latin America has led to an uptick in money laundering through cryptocurrency.

LATAM Exposes ‘The Dark Side’ of Cryptocurrencies

March 1, 2020

In the midst of a major economic downturn, Latin American countries are facing the worst money laundering schemes as a result of the increase in cryptocurrencies and unregulated P2P exchanges, according to a new report by threat intelligence firm Intsights and Ciphertrace.

Criminals In Latin America Launder Money With Cryptocurrency, Report Says

March 1, 2020

A recent report claims that criminals primarily use cryptocurrencies for money-laundering in Latin America. Most countries in the region lack serious security measures leading to exuberant thefts executed by organized criminal groups.


February 28, 2020

A new report by Intsights and Ciphertrace delves into the way cybercrime and crypto intersect in Latin America. The report offered valuable insights into the threat landscape and challenges with enforcement in Latin American nations.

(Spanish) Las criptomonedas están fortaleciendo el crimen organizado en Latinoamérica

March 28, 2020

Los investigadores de la empresa de inteligencia Intsights están haciendo sonar la alarma sobre el creciente uso de criptomonedas entre los delincuentes del hemisferio sur.

Crypto crime report: Crypto responsible for money laundering in Latin America

February 28, 2020

A report by Intsights and Ciphertrace explored the ‘dark side’ of Latin America, including crypto crime, drug cartels, and the rise of cybercrime. The report explored the criminal landscape of Latin America while also discussing the problems faced by enforcements in Latin American nations.

Latin America’s Dark, Crypto-Driven, Cybercrime Underbelly

February 28, 2020

In a report titled “The Dark Side of Latin America,” IntSights, which monitors cyberthreats, said Latin America is among the top regions for money laundering, done at least in part through cryptocurrency, and that such tactics are favored by organized crime.

Crypto is fueling organized crime in Latin America, claims new report

February 28, 2020

Researchers at threat intelligence firm Intsights are sounding the alarm on the increased use of cryptocurrency among criminals in the Southern hemisphere.

Crypto Contributes to Money Laundering Problems in Latin America, Report

February 28, 2020

Amid a major economic downturn, countries in Latin America (LATAM) are increasingly suffering from money laundering through cryptocurrencies, a new report says.

#RSAC: Latin America's Financial Crime World Sees Huge Expansion

February 27, 2020

According to research by IntSights into cybercrime activities in central and south America, persistent cyber-criminals are operating extensive schemes targeting banks, hospitality services,and retail businesses for their credentials and financial assets.

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RSA Conference: Latin American cybercrime ecosystem exposed

February 27, 2020

Widespread adoption of digital technology in Latin America alongside government corruption and organized crime has resulted in a dangerous environment for e-commerce operators.

Inside the Rising Cybercrime Threat in Latin America

February 27, 2020

Cryptocurrency has the effect of globalizing cybercrime. In the past, much of Latin America's cybercrime was local, caused by language and money transfer issues. Cryptocurrency has removed the latter.

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IntSights adds veteran CCO

February 27, 2020

Threat intelligence firm IntSights announced Chris Strand has joined its executive team as chief compliance officer to continue building out the company’s cyber-compliance initiative.

The winners of the 2020 SC Awards Honored in the U.S.

February 27, 2020

It only takes a single appliance to automatically update malware and IPS signatures daily, connect to cloud-based sandboxing to spot and stop unknown attacks, decrypt and inspect TLS/SSL traffic over thousands of encrypted and unencrypted connections, eliminate attacks without slowing performance, and provide users with a unified deployment experience through seamless integration of 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless connectivity
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Healthcare Providers Overconfident in Data Sharing Controls, Security

February 25, 2020

Healthcare providers received the worst marks for controlling data ROT, or redundant, obsolete, and trivial files, as well as data sharing controls and security, among all other sectors.

IoT device security: 5 tips for enterprises

February 13, 2020

There are now billions of IoT devices in businesses across the world, prompting the need for increased security measures to protect them.

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North Koreans Dive Into the Darker Waters of the Internet

February 11, 2020

The use of the internet in North Korean is climbing quickly, as the citizens of the country realize that there’s an abundance of opportunities to make ends meet there.

These Are the 50 Startups Selected to Showcase Their Technologies in Berlin

February 10, 2020

A delegation of 50 Israeli startups will showcase technologies and meet with local investors and strategic partners in European and German corporations.

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IntSights: Triple-Digit Revenue Growth And Double The Customer Base

February 9, 2020

IntSights, a threat intelligence company that is focused on enabling enterprises to Defend Forward, announced it achieved triple-digit revenue growth and doubled its global customer base

Hackers imitating CDC, WHO with coronavirus phishing emails

February 7, 2020

IBM and Kaspersky caught hackers in Japan trying to spread malware through emails with links about the coronavirus outbreak that started in Wuhan, China, in January.

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With Intelligence, Fans, Businesses and NFL Can Remain Protected Against Cyber Threats

January 31, 2020

Last year, it was estimated that cyber thieves stole more than $24 million from victims through counterfeit Super Bowl merchandise and tickets alone.

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The Jeff Bezos phone hack proves anyone can fall victim to cybersecurity attacks. But here's what security experts say you can do to reduce the risk.

January 23, 2020

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reportedly hacked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' phone in 2018, an infiltration that is said to have resulted in large amounts of data being covertly stolen from the tech executive's phone over the course of months.

Managing Financial Network Threats with SD-Branch

January 22, 2020

Data breaches are costly. The average data breach costs U.S. companies $3.2 million in fines and settlements, according to a 2019 report by IBM. The longer the breach goes undetected, the heavier the costs. This is concerning because the average breach takes about 206 days to detect.

Experts question whether FBI election cybersecurity modifications are robust adequate

January 22, 2020

The ominous timing of deepfakes and the 2020 election
Education and legislation are required to fight the substantial danger of deepfakes. The FBI launched brand-new standards on how it will approach cyberattacks on elections after dealing with years of criticism from legislators throughout the nation for their reaction to Russian invasion efforts throughout the 2016 election.

Analysts question whether FBI election cybersecurity changes are robust enough

January 22, 2020

The FBI released new guidelines on how it will approach cyberattacks on elections after facing years of criticism from lawmakers across the country for their response to Russian intrusion attempts during the 2016 election.

These are the 15 Largest NYC Tech Startup Funding Rounds of Q4 2019

January 21, 2020

The largest NYC Startup funding rounds in New York during the month of Q4 2019.

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January 21, 2020

An Internet Explorer vulnerability is being exploited in the wild, but Microsoft won't be able to patch until February, TechCrunch reports.

5 Cybersecurity Threats That Will Dominate 2020

January 16, 2020

it’s a great time to look ahead to the new trends and cool technologies we might see in the coming years. Will we finally get those flying cars?

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Texas governor Abbott endorses deeper collaboration with Israeli start-ups

January 16, 2020

Cybersecurity firm IntSights [was of] interest to the governor, who last week warned Texans that Iran could launch cyber-attacks following the killing of IRGC Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani by US forces in early January.

CHINA: Rise of cyber superpower?

January 13, 2020

China is now several years into its plan to become a boss of the internet by the middle of this century. Many countries already rely on its mobile internet technology. Chinese apps are becoming popular worldwide. It seems that a shift in cyber-power has begun.

Bitcoin Is a Catalyst for the Dark Web, Says Cyber Intelligence Exec

January 13, 2020

Alon Arvatz, co-founder and chief product officer at cybersecurity startup IntSights, spoke Monday at Calcalist’s The Future of Money conference

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Cyberfraud and the growing threat of organized retail crime

January 10, 2020

Cyberfraud and organized retail crime may be the biggest challenge that doing commerce on the Internet faces yet.

Cyberwarfare Attack Against US ‘Likely’ Retaliation From Iran After Soleimani Murder

January 8, 2020

‘Iran is an intelligent cyber opponent with an army of people testing our systems every minute of every day. It is the ultimate game of cat and mouse’

Iranian hackers breach US government website in retaliation for airstrike

January 4, 2020

Iran has been doing a lot of probing of critical U.S. industrial systems in recent years - trying to gain access - but has limited its destructive attacks to targets in the Middle East, experts say.

Iranian cyberattacks feared after killing of top general

January 4, 2020

Iran has been increasing its cyber capabilities but is not in the same league as China or Russia — which have proved most adept at sabotaging critical infrastructure, witnessed in attacks on Ukraine’s power grid and elections, experts agree.

Here’s to women-friendly orgs

December 24, 2019

There has never been a better time to be a woman in cybersecurity. More women are working in information security roles than ever before, and that is partly due to the increase in awareness of gender bias and inequality in the industry.

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4 Tips to Help Keep Your APIs Safe

December 24, 2019

Security analysts say multifactor authentication is an absolute must for any company running multiple interfaces

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Automated Hacking, Deepfakes Are Going to be Major Cybersecurity Threats in 2020

December 17, 2019

Artificial intelligence used to carry out automated, targeted hacking is set to be one of the major threats to look out for in 2020, according to a cybersecurity expert.

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Vietnamese APT Group Targets BMW, Hyundai: Report

December 10, 2019

Hackers suspected to be based in Vietnam compromised the network of German automaker BMW to attempt industrial espionage, according to German media outlet Bayerischer Rundfunk. The attackers also apparently targeted South Korea's Hyundai, according to the report.

How Hackers Can Use Your Boarding Pass to Easily Steal Personal Information

December 5, 2019

Your boarding pass contains a lot more data that you might realize.

Black Hat Europe 2019: Did Your Employee Leave with the Data?

December 5, 2019

Departing employees account for more than half of all insider threat incidents; Two out of three professionals openly admit to taking data with them when they quit.

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The 10 Most Important Cyberattacks of the Decade

December 4, 2019

After a number of devastating breaches and hacks, the sheer size of data lost is no longer the only indicator of severity.

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When Rogue Insiders Go to the Dark Web

December 3, 2019

Employees gone bad sell stolen company information, sometimes openly touting their companies, researchers say.

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Meet Kilos, a New Search Engine for the Dark Web

November 27, 2019

Kilos is a dark web search engine that goes where Google doesn't and works by searching through multiple dark web markets for specified products.

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Citizens Resort to Cybercrime in Venezuela as Economy Plummets

November 26, 2019

Hacking incidents in Venezuela surge as citizens resorted to committing cybercrime in exchange of cryptocurrency.

As Venezuela’s Economy Struggles, Some of its Citizens Turn to a Lucrative Gig: Cybercrime

November 23, 2019

Hacking efforts are particularly lucrative for Venezuelans as they are sold for cryptocurrency, a welcome alternative to the country’s own currency, which has endured rapid inflation

Security Pros Explain Black Friday Best Practices for Consumers and Businesses

November 22, 2019

Consumers have to make sure not to fall prey to fraudulent coupons or deceptively spoofed retailer websites.

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Threat Intelligence Firm IntSights Raises $30 Million

November 21, 2019

Cyber threat intelligence firm Intsights has raised $30 million in a Series D funding, bringing the total amount raised by the company to more than $70 million.

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Macy's Holiday Breach Highlights Retailer's Need for Encryption and Scrutiny of Third-Party Systems

November 20, 2019

Attackers were collecting user credit card information for an entire week from the Macy's website before they were alerted. Here's how retailers can protect themselves.

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Cyber Intelligence Company IntSights Raises $30 Million

November 19, 2019

IntSights develops a database that aggregates threat intelligence and provides organizations with tailored threat analyses

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Threat Intelligence Startup IntSights Raises $30M Series D

November 19, 2019

It doesn’t make sense to have a defensive army without an intelligence unit. The same concept applies to the virtual world, according to cybersecurity-focused IntSights’ CEO Guy Nizan.

IntSights Raises $30 Million to Detect and Remediate Cyberthreats

November 19, 2019

IntSights, a threat intelligence and protection platform headquartered in New York, announced that it's raised $30 million in venture capital.

Hacked Disney+ Accounts are Reportedly Being Sold for as Little as $3

November 18, 2019

Thousands of Disney+ user accounts have been stolen by hackers and put up for sale on the dark web, according to multiple reports.

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What You Need to Know About Cyber Safety While Traveling

November 17, 2019

The holiday travel season kicks off in a couple weeks, when millions of people will hit the road over Thanksgiving weekend. Whether you’re jumping on a plane for an exotic vacation abroad or just road-tripping to grandma’s house, data security experts say it’s important to think before you click—both when planning your journey and once you leave home.

Report: Retail Sector Under Cybersecurity Siege

November 15, 2019

A report by cybersecurity service provider IntSights estimates that organized retail crime costs retailers about $30 billion each year.

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How Retail Companies Can Better Protect Themselves Against Cyberattacks

November 14, 2019

The sector has been hit by more data breaches than any other this year as criminal groups devise more advanced hacking methods, says threat intelligence company IntSights.

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The Dark Web's Automobile Hacking Forums

November 14, 2019

Etay Maor of IntSights Says Car Hacking Chats Thrive

As Auto Technology Advances, So Does Risk For Hacking

November 12, 2019

As vehicle technology advances, experts say it will make cars more popular targets for cybercriminals.

The Anatomy of Chinese and Russian Disinformation

November 7, 2019

In this episode of Crossroads we speak with Charity Wright, a cyber threat intelligence analyst at IntSights Cyber Intelligence, whose research and 15 years experience in the US Army and NSA give her unique insights into Chinese and Russian cyber and disinformations operations.

Chinese App ‘TikTok,’ Popular With US Teens, Raises National Security Concerns

November 6, 2019

Experts in cyber intelligence, technology, digital privacy, and trade policy told The Epoch Times that the United States is right to sound the alarm about what it perceives as genuine threats to U.S. cyber security, and that it has a warranted distrust of emerging Chinese technologies.

Your New, “Smart” Car Might Be Extremely Vulnerable To Hackers

November 4, 2019

According to a new report from IntSights, both the hardware and software found in modern vehicles are making them vulnerable to hackers. And, apparently, it’s the manufacturer’s fault, as they have underestimated the threat this poses to their cars.

Patient Data Exposed as Healthcare Fails to Upgrade Cybersecurity

November 3, 2019

A newly released study from IntSights reveals that the medical sector is failing to address the growing number of vulnerabilities that patient records databases face from unwanted intrusion.

How Hackers Exploit Automotive Software to Overtake Cars

October 31, 2019

A new report from IntSights details the ways that cybercriminals are able to break into a new generation of highly digitized cars.

Hackers Finding Ways to Exploit Automotive Software to Overtake Cars

October 28, 2019

A new report from IntSights details the many ways cybercriminals break into a new generation of highly digitized cars.

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Auto Cyber Security Connected Car News

October 27, 2019

IntSights released the firm’s new report, Under the Hood: Cybercriminals Exploit Automotive Industry’s Software Features.

Washington Journal: Charity Wright Discusses Cybersecurity & Campaign 2020

October 25, 2019

Cyber threat intelligence analyst Charity Wright discusses cyber threats and disinformation campaigns targeting the 2020 elections.

Security by Sector: Cyber-Criminals Seek to Exploit Automotive Manufacturing

October 21, 2019

A new report from global intelligence firm IntSights, Under the Hood: Cybercriminals Exploit Automotive Industry's Software Features, has highlighted the cyber-threats facing manufacturers in the automotive industry, shining a light on how and why hackers are looking to infiltrate automobile infrastructure.

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As car manufacturers focus on connectivity, hackers begin to exploit flaws

October 18, 2019

Car manufacturers offer more software features to consumers than ever before, and increasingly popular autonomous vehicles that require integrated software introduce security vulnerabilities.

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Facebook's Instagram poised to be 2020 disinformation battleground, experts say

October 21, 2019

Facebook announced Monday that it removed 50 Instagram accounts linked to a Russian-backed influence campaign — and just one Facebook account.

Hackers exploit software features of automotives

October 17, 2019

IntSights Reveals Automotive Software Features – Cybersecurity Points of Exposure in New Research Report

Q&A: Former NSA Chinese espionage expert details cyber-threats

October 13, 2019

Charity Wright, former NSA Chinese espionage expert, and current threat researcher with global threat intelligence firm, IntSights, has released a new analysis on Chinese influencer campaigns.

Safeguarding your Digital Identities in a Hostile World

October 10, 2019

Gone are the days when a user is defined solely by a username and password. In today’s online world where everything is tracked, safeguarding your digital identity is crucial both for individuals and for businesses. Solutions already exist to help safeguard digital identities, but the threat of identity theft is increasing steadily and it’s uncertain who is going to win the battle.

The Hot 150 Cybersecurity Companies To Watch In 2020

October 9, 2019

Annual list of the world’s hottest pure-play cybersecurity companies

Cyber Warfare in Vietnam

October 4, 2019

Vietnam’s growing reputation for cyber espionage has seen cybersecurity firms accuse the country’s state-sanctioned hackers of being responsible for attacks on everything from Toyota to the ASEAN Secretariat.

Hackers Are Impersonating Each Other to Hide Their Real Agendas

October 2, 2019

Threat actors have been using cyber-disguises to keep their true intentions secret, according to a report published today by Optiv Security. The CTIE comprises contributions from Optiv’s Global Threat Intelligence Center (gTIC), cyber threat intelligence company IntSights, and Carbon Black, a leader in cloud endpoint protection.

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Yahoo porn hacking breach shows need for better security: 5 ways to protect your company

October 2, 2019

This week, a former Yahoo employee pleaded guilty to hacking into the email accounts of more than 6,000 users, looking for porn. Companies need to protect themselves from similar security breaches. Here's what to do.

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Charity Wright, IntSights, On Online Manipulation Campaigns

September 30, 2019

Discussing the many ways that some governments in the world run manipulation campaigns online, Charity Wright, a current threat researcher with IntSights, and former NSA Chinese espionage expert, touches on some important issues. In an interview with TechNadu, Wright goes into more details, trying to help us better see the reality we live in.

Cybercriminals are Targeting Healthcare Industry For Lucrative Information to Steal

September 23, 2019

Hackers are generally assumed to be going after bank account numbers or financial institutions. But a recent study from cybersecurity firm IntSights shows hackers are now taking aim at healthcare institutions for lucrative information to steal.

China Deploying Troll Army to Save Face over Hong Kong

September 23, 2019

The ongoing protests in Hong Kong pose a threat to China’s reputation, prompting the Chinese Communist Party to deploy a workforce of thousands in a propaganda counter-offensive. The Chinese government responded to the protests from June onwards with a large-scale psychological operation designed to alter Western perception and to save face in front of the world, according to a new study threat intelligence firm IntSights.

Governments Still Struggling to Contend with Weaponized Social Media Platforms

September 20, 2019

A report from a former NSA operative says countries across the world are still adjusting to the new reality of sophisticated cyberwarfare.

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What Is Sold (and at What Price) on the Black Market Now

September 16, 2019

A key part of security efforts is determining the value of information and goods on the black market in order to better gauge the risks for certain types of data. Two reports, one from Armor and another from IntSights, reveal what’s being sold on the black market and for how much in U.S. dollars.

Exposed, Misconfigured Databases Put Patient Data at Risk

September 16, 2019

About one-third of healthcare databases stored both locally and in the cloud are currently exposing sensitive patient data; IntSights researchers found one database leaking EHR records.

Cybercriminals Shop for Admin Access to Healthcare Portals

September 13, 2019

When people think about hackers and their targets, most assume cybercriminals are after bank account numbers or financial institutions. But a new study from cybersecurity firm IntSights shows hackers are now honing in on healthcare institutions for lucrative information to steal.

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For Sale: Admin Access Credentials to Healthcare Systems

September 13, 2019

Cybercriminals are "upping their game" by stealing and then auctioning off on the dark web administrator access credentials to healthcare organizations' clinician and patient portals, says Etay Maor, chief security officer at threat intelligence firm IntSights.

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Criminals Auction Admin Access “Master Keys” To Health Care Records

September 13, 2019

The cybercriminal underground has long had its eye on the health care industry. Historically speaking, the financial industry was the primary target, but it didn’t take long for cybercriminals to recognize the goldmine that is the health care industry. There are three key reasons the health care records are a lucrative target.

New Black Market Richlogs Emerges On Dark Web

September 12, 2019

A website on the dark web named Richlogs has emerged as a competitor to the Genesis market, selling digital identities. By collecting and stealing “digital fingerprints” from users’ web browsers, including IP address, web traffic, and operating system information, hackers can impersonate online users and access their sensitive data, include bank accounts, tax sites, and social media accounts.

Russia’s Political, Legal Climate Raises Red Flags

August 30, 2019

Security professionals obviously are aware of the need to keep up with the latest threats, while concerns about specific geographic regions are usually just a subset of things to keep in mind. However, Russia-based risks should be on security teams’ radar screens, especially those doing business in or with enterprises from this region, said security analysts from IntSights.

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The Rise of Digital Fingerprints in the Dark Marketplace Threatens Identities

August 28, 2019

The implications are frightening, as it gives anyone the ability to intrude and mimic a user identity online. An overview of top dark web and the digital identities marketplace comprised of stolen “digital fingerprints” of a user’s web browsing device (i.e., IP address, OS information, time zone, user behavior).

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China’s Spies Are on the Offensive

August 26, 2019

China’s spies are waging an intensifying espionage offensive against the United States. Does America have what it takes to stop them?

Digital identity sales on the rise through newly popular ‘dark web’ site

August 21, 2019

A new report from external threat intelligence firm IntSights Inc. details the rise of a “dark web” forum specializing in a digital identities market that offers stolen “digital fingerprints” of a user’s web browsing history.

New IntSights report examines fast-emerging dark web market for digital identities

August 21, 2019

A new IntSights report, “Digital Browser Identities: The hottest new black market good,” cites “a particularly strong rise” in an illicit dark web market that emerged this spring as a new source for stolen “digital fingerprints.”

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Q&A: Digital browser identities and the new illicit trade

August 21, 2019

IntSights has released the company’s research brief “Digital Browser Identities: The Hottest New Black Market Good” which provides an overview of the Richlogs marketplace and the digital identities market. Ariel Ainhoren provides the details.

Digital Browser Identities on Richlogs is The Hottest Thing Right Now

August 21, 2019

A new digital fingerprint marketplace called Richlogs is on the rise on the dark web at the moment, competing directly with Genesis.

How to protect yourself and your organization against digital identity fraud

August 21, 2019

Captured through malware and sold on the Dark Web, the "digital fingerprints" of your web browsing can be used to impersonate your identity online, as described in a new report from IntSights.

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Millions of Records Exposed in Biometric Database

August 14, 2019

BioStar 2's public data exposure could spell disaster for users. The exposure of a centralized biometric database highlights a deeper problem, warned Charity Wright, cyber-threat intelligence analyst and researcher at threat protection company IntSights Cyber Intelligence.

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Violent crackdown on Hong Kong protests amid concerns about mass surveillance

August 13, 2019

Amid a violent crackdown on protests in Hong Kong, experts are raising concerns about technology reportedly being used by the Chinese government to monitor demonstrations.

New report describes acute threat from criminal cyber actors in Russia

August 9, 2019

A new report by cyber firm IntSights on the dark web in Russia describes an advanced criminal hacking community in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States that operates with impunity -- as long as it's attacking abroad and steering clear of Russian government and industry targets.

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Russia's new cyber laws will fuel online crime

August 9, 2019

Russia's Sovereign Internet law looks to re-model the country's self-contained internet system on China's. That's according to the latest report by cyber intelligence firm IntSights, which analyses the implications of Russia's upcoming internet laws, particularly its 'Sovereign Internet' law, on consumers, businesses, and cyber crime.

#BHUSA Scope of Russia's Dark Web Revealed

August 8, 2019

Revealing new research around the Russian dark web, Ariel Ainhoren, research team leader at IntSights told Infosecurity that local websites to Russia were a “unique part of the dark web” due to local laws and government influence.

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The Evolution of Russia's Dark Web

August 8, 2019

Russia is the birthplace of the Dark Web, and its tech-savvy population includes some brilliant hackers. We talk to two researchers who will present a report on the topic here at Black Hat.

Russia ‘turns a blind eye’ to its hackers going after Western organizations: Report

August 8, 2019

Allegations that sophisticated Chinese and North Korean based criminal groups are targeting Western governments and corporations aren’t new. But a report out today says the leading threat actors come from Russia. “There is no other hacking community that can boast such a breadth of knowledge, resources, and manpower,” says the report from New York-based IntSights Cyber Intelligence.

How powerful are Russian hackers? One new law could transform global crime operations

August 8, 2019

The introduction of Russia's Sovereign Internet rules is having an impact on the way criminal hackers around the world do business. This is according to security house IntSights, which says that the law, set to become official in a few months, will force many hacking groups to change the way they operate both in Russia and in other countries.

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Dark Consequences: Former NSA operative presents an eye-opening report

August 1, 2019

Governments around the world are taking steps to direct and manage the use of the internet within their borders. Geopolitical situations and apprehension about data privacy give way to restrictions for commerce and civilian internet use. In most cases, actions to restrict access to the global internet is meant to enhance security for ingenuous users and protect businesses. Whether the reason is political or security in nature, laws governing internet users are growing in popularity as are the consequences and global impact of those measures.

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Vietnam becomes latest target, records over 6,210 cyber attacks since Jan 2019

August 1, 2019

Cyber threat intelligence firm IntSights issued a threat brief on the growing Vietnamese cybercriminal landscape. It also mentioned state-affiliated or state-aligned groups APT32 (OceanLotus) and APT-C-01 (Poison Ivy), as well as local cyber legislation that is promoting the development of cyber subterfuge among Vietnamese young people.

New International Laws Pose New IoT Security Questions

July 30, 2019

Security has long been a thorn in the side of IoT. But what are the ramifications of the uptick in nations aiming to control data flow within their borders?

New Laws in Asia Pacific Impact Threat Landscape

July 22, 2019

The Chinese government is enabling law enforcement and military to monitor citizen behavior through advanced artificial intelligence and video surveillance, according to Charity Wright, former NSA and cyber threat intelligence analyst, IntSights Cyber Intelligence.

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A Conversation from RSA Conference 2019 APJ | Charity Wright

July 18, 2019

Sean Martin and Marco Ciappelli of ITSP Magazine chat with Charity Wright 雷倩, Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst at IntSights, as part of their RSA Conference 2019 APJ event coverage from the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

Will Developing Nations Turn to Cybercrime to Fuel Their Economy?

June 26, 2019

Vietnam is one developing nation believed to be using cyberattacks to generate money. As banks and financial institutions are increasingly targeted by financially motivated malicious actors the world over, protecting these organizations from cyberthreats is increasingly important, yet expensive.

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Vietnam Cyber Threat: Government-Linked Hackers Ramping Up Attacks

June 6, 2019

Vietnam-linked hackers have ramped up their efforts in recent years, attacking foreign economic competitors and governments alike.

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Vietnam Rises as Cyberthreat

June 6, 2019

The country's rapid economic growth and other factors are driving an increase in cybercrime and cyber espionage activity.
Vietnam has rarely been associated with cybercrime activity in the same way other Asian nations, such as China, North Korea, and Iran, have in recent years. But that could change soon.

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Vietnam Cyber Threat: Government-Linked Hackers Ramping Up Attacks

June 5, 2019

A new report by IntSights identifies Vietnam as a rising cyber threat due to increased activity of state-backed hacking groups

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Study Reveals Flash Flood of Stolen Credit Card Data in Early 2019

May 14, 2019

That cybercriminals target financial services more than any other industry isn’t surprising. But the dramatic explosion of stolen credit card data over the last year is setting off some alarm bells. logo
CONSUMER CATCH-UP: CVS Closing 46 Stores, Credit Card Hacks on the Rise, and Alaska Airlines Tops "Best Airlines" List

May 2, 2019

Hackers are targeting financial services more than any other industry - and the attacks are often successful. Threat intelligence company IntSights released a study on the cyber threats that banks and financial services face, which found that they were the targets of 25.7% of all malware attacks last year - more than the other 27 industries tracked.

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Compromised Credit Cards Increased 212% Last Year

May 2, 2019

Hackers are becoming a bigger threat to banks and financial institutions.

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Dark Web-Leaked Banking Credentials Leap 129%

April 30, 2019

A new report into the financial services threat landscape shows that there has been a huge increase in the number of banking credential leaks, while instances of compromised credit cards increased by 212 percent year-on-year.

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Dark Web-Leaked Banking Credentials Leap 129%

April 30, 2019

IntSights has released a new report on the threat landscape for the financial sector. It shows that the number of compromised banking credentials surged last year, and the same is true for stolen credit card details.

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1 in 4 Malware Attacks Targets Financial Services Firms: Report

April 29, 2019

A cybersecurity firm found a surge in credential leaks and compromised credit cards in 2018.

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Credit Card Compromise Up 212% as Hackers Eye Financial Sector

April 29, 2019

Financial services firms saw upticks in credential leaks and credit card compromise as cybercriminals go where the money is.

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Cybercrime: 25% Of All Malware Targets Financial Services, Credit Card Fraud Up 200%

April 29, 2019

Research published on Monday by cyber threat intelligence company Intsights paints a bleak picture for cybersecurity across the global financial services industry.

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Breach Concerns: Stolen Card Data Still Survives Five Years Later

April 25, 2019

The dark web is a haven for stolen data, personal and financial information - and keeps fraud threats alive for years.

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How Online Merchants Can Combat E-Commerce Fraud

April 24, 2019

A study of a stolen credit card by Riskified and IntSights reveals how scammers use card information and how merchants can guard against this type of fraud.

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Facebook's Dark Web: A Bold Hacker's Paradise

April 11, 2019

The obviousness of bad actors' actions means they are "either very smart or very stupid," said Ariel Ainhoren, head of threat research at IntSights.

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CTech's Monday Roundup of Israeli Tech News

April 3, 2019

AirBnb faces sanctions in Texas over settlements ban; Via’s Tel Aviv public transport service to launch in late March

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DDoS Attacks or DEA? DreamMarket is Closing, But No-One Knows Why

March 27, 2019

It has been going for six years, but Dream Market is closing down according to admins who left a message telling people to go use a partner platform.

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Dark Web Marketplace Dream Market to Close After U.S. Police Nab Suspected Vendors

March 27, 2019

One of the most popular dark web marketplaces says it will cease operations next month, an announcement that came on the same day international authorities said they’d spent eight months investigating digital drug dens.

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So Long and Farewell: Dream Market Says Goodbye

March 26, 2019

Cyber-criminals have long relied on the Dark Web’s largest marketplace, Dream Market, to buy and sell illicit goods, but today threat researchers at IntSights and Flashpoint found that the notorious online store is scheduled to shutdown on April 30, 2019.

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Hospitality Sector is a Hacker Magnet Impacting All Organizations' Business Travelers

March 20, 2019

The hospitality sector cyber-risk is highly relevant to the enterprise ast business travel is an inescapable reality for many. It is consistently at the top of the data breach charts - a magnet to those who covet data.

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Highly Connected Hotel Industry Continues to be Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

March 20, 2019

Fraud in travel is on the up, according to a number of recently released reports from experts in the field.

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Hacker Who Stole 620 Million Records Strikes Again, Stealing 127 Million More

February 27, 2019

A hacker who stole close to 620 million user records from 16 websites has stolen another 127 million records from eight more websites, TechCrunch has learned.

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Swipe Right on Crime

February 24, 2019

Police across the globe have successfully infiltrated leading dark web criminal markets. The result is that the trade in illegal drugs, stolen credit cards and indecent images of children is shifting to encrypted mobile phone apps. The crooks believe their business is protected by 'uncrackable' technology. So what should Government and the telecoms companies do to ensure criminals do not exploit secure encryption?

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Credential-Stuffing Hackers Reportedly Break Hearts, Accounts at OkCupid

February 11, 2019

Dating can make people feel vulnerable enough, especially in the run up to Valentine’s Day, without hackers blocking access to their OkCupid accounts and potentially tapping their personal information.

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Supply and Demand (For Security)

December 27, 2018

2018 was the year that raised the alarm in earnest about potential vulnerabilities in the supply chain for enterprise computing systems. But with such diverse networks and widespread dependence on third parties, how can organizations expect to plug all potential leaks? Karen Epper Hoffman reports.

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As the 2018 Holiday Shopping Season Approaches, so Too do Criminals, Especially fo Online Merchants - Digital Transactions

October 24, 2018

Merchants should expect even more consumers to shop online this holiday shopping season. They also should expect even more fraud attempts.

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How to Engage Your Cyber Enemies

December 18, 2018

Having the right mix of tools, automation, and intelligence is key to staying ahead of new threats and protecting your organization. There's a lot of talk about "cyber threat intelligence" these days, but very few organizations have fully implemented and operationalized a program.

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30% of Healthcare Databases Are Exposed Online

December 11, 2018

Despite the fact that electronic health records (EHR) contain extremely sensitive information about individuals, it is shockingly easy for malicious actors to get their hands on them, Intsights security researchers have discovered.

Report: 30% of Healthcare Databases Exposed Online

December 10, 2018

Hackers are using the Dark Web to buy and sell personally identifiable information (PII) stolen from healthcare organizations, and exposed databases are a vulnerable attack surface for healthcare organizations, according to a new cybersecurity research report.

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Is Your Healthcare Database Exposed Online

December 5, 2018

Up to 30 percent of healthcare databases are exposed online, according to a new report. The report, written by Ariel Ainhoren, a security researcher at the cybersecurity firm IntSights, found how easy it is for someone to search for and find vulnerable or exposed databases on the dark web and elsewhere.

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Increased Dark Web Activity Putting Merchants and Consumers at Risk

October 26, 2018

Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting retailers and their customers through digital and social channels as retailers leverage new channels for increased revenue opportunities.

E-Commerce in Greater Jeopardy With Soaring Numbers of Stolen Card Data

October 25, 2018

An almost tripling of the number of false retailer websites designed to phish for customer credentials and black-market listed stolen goods for resale are some findings in a new report.

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Increasing 'Dark Web' Activity Puts Retailers at Risk

October 25, 2018

Retailers may be leveraging more digital channels to increase revenue opportunities, but these are also fertile ground for cyber-thieves. This was according to “The Retail and E-commerce Threat Landscape Report” from e-commerce fraud-prevention firm Riskified, and IntSights Cyber Intelligence, a provider of enterprise cyber threat intelligence and mitigation solutions. The study, which analyzed the transaction-level results of hundreds of millions of purchases between Q3 2017 and Q3 2018, revealed new tactics used by fraudsters.

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Retail Fraud Spikes Ahead of Holidays

October 25, 2018

Researchers note massive increases in retail goods for sale on the black market, retail phishing sites, and malicious applications and social media profiles. A massive year-over-year increase in retail fraud is spelling bad news for shops and shoppers ahead of the holiday season, according to a new study focused on cybercrime in the sector.

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Online Phishing Sites Skyrocket in Number During Past Year

October 25, 2018

Be careful, online shoppers. Fake retail websites can harvest your personal information and credit card numbers, warns a new report. The number of fake retail websites designed to phish for customer information is on the rise, according to a joint report published Wednesday by e-commerce fraud prevention company Riskified and cyber intelligence company IntSights.

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Yikes! Online Phishing Attacks Up 297% Over Last Year

October 24, 2018

It's no question that online shopping has continued to grow over the past few years, making it easy to order anything you like from practically wherever you like.

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Modern Day Bank Robbing: How Hackers Are Becoming Public Enemy No. 1

October 15, 2018

For hackers, the internet is the getaway car and malware is the firearm. Stealing money or data is easier than it was in the 1930s thanks to technology.

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Why Humans Are Necessary to the Threat Hunting Process

September 19, 2018

For thousands of years, humans have worked to collect intelligence on their enemies. Intelligence gathering is not a new practice; in fact, it is one of the oldest war tactics dating back to biblical times, when warlords and army commanders used it to gain advantages over their rivals.

IntSights: Tailored Threat Intelligence for Proactive Defense

September 3, 2018

Founded in 2015, IntSights is changing the way companies’ approach, consume and operationalize threat intelligence.

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A Rare Glimpse Inside the Chinese Cybercrime Underground

August 21, 2018

China has long been judged to have one of the most prolific, best funded hacking apparatus of any nation bar the US and Russia. Its PLA military units and shadowy Ministry of State Security (MSS) have engaged in countless cyber-espionage operations over the past decade, stealing IP, trade and state secrets designed to give the country an economic and geopolitical advantage.

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Messages from Black Hat: Cybersecurity Tools are Better, and the Risk is Worse

August 15, 2018

A duality of messages permeated last week's Black Hat and Def Con conferences: Cybersecurity tools are improving, business and government entities alike are better organizing themselves, and yet, the cyber threat environment continues to darken and grow more dangerous.

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Asian Dark Web Communities Thrive on Cultural Differences

August 10, 2018

A new report sheds light on the little-understood dark web markets in Asia, showing how they’re driven by cultural differences and local government policies.

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A Guided Tour of the Asian Dark Web

August 9, 2018

To gain a better understanding of Asian onion sites and black markets, researchers from IntSights embarked on a six-month long investigation and analysis.

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Chinese Cyber-Criminals Take Chances on the Surface of the Web

August 9, 2018

The Chinese hacking community operates by-and-large out in the open, using code words to avoid government scrutiny and benefitting from state support when attacks are aimed outside the country, according to a new report.

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Japanese Dark Web Drug Dealers Are so Polite, They'll Offer 'a Refund' if You're Not Satisfied

August 8, 2018

Internet underground outside the West takes a different tone. The concept of the "dark web" in Asia is way different to what peeps in Europe and the Americas are used to.

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Asia's Hackers are Finding a Home on the Dark Web

August 8, 2018

While the vast majority of Asia-focused cybersecurity research examines government-backed threats, a new report shows that the region’s dark web is becoming a fertile training ground for independent hackers to learn more skills and trade new exploits.

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Report Finds Previously Unexamined Cyber Threats Lurking in Asia's Dark Web

August 8, 2018

Cut-rate prices for powerful cyber attack tools, hacktivist sites with stolen bounty ranging from FBI and DHS personnel files to data from the cell phone of Paul Manafort’s daughter, and Chinese sites offering – for yuan, not bitcoins – a full gamut of illicit services and products were among the findings in a report released here today that offers a deep dive into the “dark web” in Asia.

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The Asian Dark Web - An Inside Look

August 7, 2018

The Asian Dark Web is one of the most difficult to penetrate. “Many people have heard of it, while some might even have the courage to install the TOR browser and visit the dark web for themselves. Whether you’ve visited the dark web or not, it’s important to understand how it’s used by cybercriminals and different underground communities so that you can leverage it as a source of threat intelligence,” explains Itay Kozuch.

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Digital Risk Protection in 2018: New Vendors, New Leaders, New Wave

July 17, 2018

Take a look at how 14 DRP vendors stack up in this emerging market. You will find detailed vendor profiles and analysis evaluating how well they monitor and mitigate organizations’ external, digital risk environments.

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Amount of Bank Data for Sale on Dark Web up 135%

July 13, 2018

An IntSights report also finds a 24% increase in mobile banking malware infections in one year. The shadier parts of the internet are bursting at the virtual seams with account logins, card numbers and other stolen financial data put up for grabs, according to a new report from cyber intelligence platform company IntSights.

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Surge in Hacked Credit Card Information Offered for Sale on Web

July 12, 2018

The number of hacked U.S. credit cards whose information was offered for sale to other criminals on the dark web jumped by about two-thirds in the first half of this year, according to a cybersecurity research firm.

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Surge in Hacked Credit Card Information

July 12, 2018

The number of hacked U.S. credit cards whose information was offered for sale to other criminals on the dark web jumped by about two-thirds in the first half of this year, according to a cybersecurity research firm.

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Hackers Are Selling Access to Law Firm Secrets on Dark Web Sites

July 12, 2018

It would be hard to walk into to a major business and walk away with all its sensitive information. But sometimes that's not the case when it comes to online networks.

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Dark Web Chatter Helpful in Predicting Real World Hacks, Firm Says

July 12, 2018

Some hacks are serendipitous events for skiddies who happen across a website with an easily exploitable common vulnerability. Others, especially the major breaches of major enterprises, are planned and executed with care.

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Threats Financial Organizations Will Face in 2019

July 12, 2018

What type of threats will financial services and banking organizations face in 2019? According to IntSights Cyber Intelligence, they should be prepared for breaches effected through compromise of established vendor software or SaaS products, and vulnerable third-party, open source software implemented in the applications they use.

Banks Suffer an Average of 3.8 Data Leak Incidents Per Week

July 11, 2018

New study examines how financial services information is sold and shared in the Dark Web.

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China Hacking Underground Shows Rising Prowess

August 8, 2018

New Report Reveals New Malware, New Threats, New Threat Actors. Much of the attention around Chinese hacking is directed toward the so-called advanced threat groups suspected to have links to the country's government.

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Global Cybersecurity Market in Healthcare Report 2018-2030

January 25, 2018

The digital revolution has transformed the way businesses operate across the globe. However, digitally stored information is prone to hacking and manipulation by cyber criminals. The concern is validated by the fact that more than 5.1 million records are compromised due to data breaches every day.

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2018 Security Predictions: It's Still the Wild, Wild West

December 11, 2017

The last US presidential election revealed the dangers and the difficulties of prognostication. But that doesn't deter those determined to look ahead at what we may face in 2018.

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Casino Resorts Face Many Dark Web Threats Security Biz

December 6, 2017

Global cybersecurity firm IntSights Cyber Intelligence Ltd says it has identified nearly 1,500 online security threats – from the so-called “Dark Web” – aimed at casino resorts within a six-month period.

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Security Provider Report on Cyber Threats Facing the Gaming & Leisure Sector

November 30, 2017

The report examines the current internal and external threats facing the Gaming and Leisure sector, specifically looking into issues with leaked credentials, registered fake or phishing domains, and identifying employees on target lists of malicious actors. The report also looks at the influence of the dark web in increasing attacks on the gaming industry.

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60 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2018

November 26, 2017

Cyber threat detection will become more automated and advanced in threat classification and analysis. The next stage in the utilization of dark web monitoring will be the automation of HUMINT (human intelligence) - the interactions with threat actors necessary for deeper investigations.

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Is Your Data Being Sold on the Dark Web?

November 3, 2017

Monitoring the dark web to see if your data is being sold there is risky, but solutions and services are available to help.

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