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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Researchers have found that the sale and purchase of unauthorized access to compromised enterprise networks are influenced by location and industry.
The single most expensive offering seen by IntSights researchers was being offered for about $95,000.
We know that cyber criminals are increasingly operating in a businesslike way and using underground marketplaces to sell services and information.
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.
In many cases, businesses may find themselves collecting personal health information on customers or employees for the first time ever.
Experts Dispute Findings of Report by International Institute for Strategic Studies
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.
We take a look at the underestimated threat posed by Iran’s state-sponsored hacking groups
The European Union plans to stand up a new cyber unit in response to threat posed by the rising tide of cyber-attacks.
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.
Ransomware attacks are gaining momentum globally across industries, and businesses are being warned against a black market dedicated solely to data leaks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WhatsApp's new terms and conditions have sent users looking elsewhere for a different messaging platform, but which is the best alternative?
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.
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.
While a controlled pipeline closure is preferred over one carried out by nefarious groups, the decision is up for debate in the security community.
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 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
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.
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.
DarkSide isn't the only ransomware gang presenting an active, ongoing threat.
Affiliate-Driven Ransomware-as-a-Service Operations Keep Generating Big Profits
The gang behind the Colonial Pipeline ransomware cyberattack has said its “goal is to make money and not creating problems for society”.
Russian criminal gang that hit major US fuel pipeline with ransomware attack, claim they are just seeking money, not creating ‘problems’
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, 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.
When hackers feel heckled by cyber defenders, they scrape even ‘old’ data to wreak revenge. Protect yourself with these safety tips
And Positive Technologies has been slapped with American sanctions
Beijing adopting supply chain tactics and greater sharing of resources between spying groups, experts warn
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.
Businesses and citizens alike are trying to work around the frequent cutoffs using a variety of technologies, but the damage goes deep.
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
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.
The citizenry is resorting to VPN and privacy-centric apps to beat the junta’s censorship and digital blackouts, according to one report.
Experts Question Whether the Offer Is Legitimate or a Publicity Stunt
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.
Dutch Authorities Found Company Waited Over 20 Days to Issue Breach Notification
Dutch Authorities Found Company Waited Over 20 Days to Issue Breach Notification
On Friday the military junta shut off connectivity across the country. There’s no sign of when it will return.
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.
Political developments and digital crackdowns of the past few months have pitted hacktivists against the Govt.
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.
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.
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.
Forrester Research released the latest iteration of its Forrester Wave: External Threat Intelligence Services Q1, 2021. Learn more here.
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.
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?
The security company said the attacks were attributed to RedDelta and Mustang Panda, both of which are allegedly based in China.
Russian regulator says Twitter could be blocked completely if it does not comply with government demands
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.
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.
Cyber warfare: a Bollywood special
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
As we navigate through a post-Brexit UK, a global pandemic, and the remote working environment, securing data against ever-opportunistic adversaries is vital.
This Data Protection Day, we spoke to 37 industry experts to understand what we can expect for the coming year for data and privacy.
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."
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.
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.
Coordinated international operation including Europol and the UK’s National Crime Agency has successfully taken DarkMarket offline
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.
Paul Prudhomme at IntSights considers the threats from state sponsored hackers.
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.
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 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 mandates a much more robust package of requirements from incident response to vulnerability disclosure.
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.
Enterprises running company's Orion network management software should assume compromise and respond accordingly, security experts say.
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.
Firm chastised over its handling of a 2018 flaw that made private tweets accessible to the public
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.
The comment from Chris Strand, Chief Compliance Officer at threat intelligence company, IntSights on the recent Twitter fine by the Irish Data Protection Regulation:
The Twitter fine comes on the back of extensive investigation into a breach affecting Android users reported to the company in late 2018.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Iran has reportedly waged cyberattacks to boost Joe Biden's campaign, following Russia's pro-Trump meddling in 2016.
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.
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
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.”
Cybersecurity firm IntSights peeks behind the curtain of the Dark Web and finds that your personal information isn’t worth much...until it is.
Growing geopolitical tensions with China in particular are fueling an increase in cyberattacks between the two nations, according to IntSights.
Many young Indians are turning to the dark side to generate additional income, a new report claims
When cybersecurity reporter Danny Palmer found his card was apparently used on another continent, he set out to discover more.
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.
Dark web tutorials demonstrating how to scam unemployment assistance scheme, say researchers at IntSights
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.
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.
A roaring underground trade in stolen identities is undermining the Universal Credit system and could potentially defraud it out of millions of pounds
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.
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.
PRC becoming more aggressive in the midst of deteriorating international relations
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.
A new collaborative report from Jelle Ursem and DataBreaches.net found nine GitHub repositories were routinely leaking a trove of protected health information from at least 150,000 patients.
Scammers use Social Security numbers and other data to create synthetic IDs to collect unemployment benefits, says IntSights.
Russian criminal networks want your unemployment benefits—this is how they do it.
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.
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.
Researchers from IntSights observed a sharp increase in the use of popular instant messaging apps over the past year among threat groups.
Research: Cybercriminals turn to instant messaging platforms — Traps await those returning to work
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 Tuesday unveiled its first partner program to extend its threat protection suite to enterprises around the world.
Hacker sites have flooded with offers to sell hacked YouTube accounts.
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
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.
The emerging trend highlights how a significant number of stolen credentials for prominent YouTube accounts are up for grabs on the Dark Web.
Security researchers from cyber-intelligence firm IntSights revealed that they have noticed a growing demand for stolen YouTube account credentials on various darknet forums.
YouTube accounts are increasingly being sold on Dark Web forums
A cyber security expert says that the breach is part of a coordinated campaign against the Jewish state.
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?
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.
Cyberattacks against hospitals and medical facilities have risen this year, often via ransomware and social engineering exploits, says IntSights.
"[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,"
Web hosting companies should check people's ID and introduce a two-day waiting period for new websites, an expert has urged
How organisations can understand their extended digital footprint.
A report has been released detailing the data privacy concerns attached to the healthcare setting during the age of COVID-19.
Bruised, battered but ever-determined and courageous, the healthcare sector won’t ever shy away from cyberthreats. But it must become more resilient.
Increasingly, hospitals find themselves subject to ransomware attacks, according to warnings from the United States and United Kingdom governments, Google and Microsoft.
Discussing what makes Russia such a dangerous online entity.
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.
More than a dozen security and privacy problems have been found in Zoom. Here's an updated list.
As with any major crisis, hackers see opportunity in today’s devastating pandemic.
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.
The European Union (EU) has urged cybercriminals to halt all malicious activity exploiting the global Covid-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Several new databases have been uncovered on underground forums sharing recycled Zoom credentials.
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.
It's still business as usual for cyber criminals - and some are now paying more attention to hospitals than ever before.
The number of cyberattacks is likely to rise, as criminals exploit the global spread of the coronavirus to profit from hacking and cybercrime.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are thousands of different schemes running right now exploiting our fear and urgent anxiety about the coronavirus.
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.
Thousands of compromised Zoom credentials were discovered in underground forums as cybercriminals look to tap into the burgeoning remote workforce.
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.
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.
If the past is any indication, Latin America is largely unprepared for this new wave of cyber crime.
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.
IntSights researchers surveyed the cyberthreat landscape, finding a wide variety of coronavirus-themed phishing lures, malware infections, network intrusions, scams, and disinformation campaigns.
The pandemic has provided a huge new opportunity for hackers, scammers, and criminals to target frightened and vulnerable people.
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.
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.
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, cyber threat intelligence adviser for IntSights, talks with CyberScoop editor-in-chief Greg Otto about the ways hackers are prospering in Latin America.
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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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.
Because of inadequate regulation, crypto crimes are easily perpetrated in Latin American countries, according to a report.
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
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.
Drug cartels are using cryptocurrency and partnering with hackers to scam Latin American banks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Researchers at threat intelligence firm Intsights are sounding the alarm on the increased use of cryptocurrency among criminals in the Southern hemisphere.
Amid a major economic downturn, countries in Latin America (LATAM) are increasingly suffering from money laundering through cryptocurrencies, a new report says.
Widespread adoption of digital technology in Latin America alongside government corruption and organized crime has resulted in a dangerous environment for e-commerce operators.
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.
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.
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.
There are now billions of IoT devices in businesses across the world, prompting the need for increased security measures to protect them.
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.
A delegation of 50 Israeli startups will showcase technologies and meet with local investors and strategic partners in European and German corporations.
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
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.
Last year, it was estimated that cyber thieves stole more than $24 million from victims through counterfeit Super Bowl merchandise and tickets alone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The largest NYC Startup funding rounds in New York during the month of Q4 2019.
An Internet Explorer vulnerability is being exploited in the wild, but Microsoft won't be able to patch until February, TechCrunch reports.
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?
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 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.
Alon Arvatz, co-founder and chief product officer at cybersecurity startup IntSights, spoke Monday at Calcalist’s The Future of Money conference
Cyberfraud and organized retail crime may be the biggest challenge that doing commerce on the Internet faces yet.
‘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’
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.
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.
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.
Security analysts say multifactor authentication is an absolute must for any company running multiple interfaces
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.
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.
Your boarding pass contains a lot more data that you might realize.
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.
After a number of devastating breaches and hacks, the sheer size of data lost is no longer the only indicator of severity.
Employees gone bad sell stolen company information, sometimes openly touting their companies, researchers say.
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.
Hacking incidents in Venezuela surge as citizens resorted to committing cybercrime in exchange of cryptocurrency.
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
Consumers have to make sure not to fall prey to fraudulent coupons or deceptively spoofed retailer websites.
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.
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.
IntSights develops a database that aggregates threat intelligence and provides organizations with tailored threat analyses
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, a threat intelligence and protection platform headquartered in New York, announced that it's raised $30 million in venture capital.
Thousands of Disney+ user accounts have been stolen by hackers and put up for sale on the dark web, according to multiple reports.
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.
A report by cybersecurity service provider IntSights estimates that organized retail crime costs retailers about $30 billion each year.
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.
Etay Maor of IntSights Says Car Hacking Chats Thrive
As vehicle technology advances, experts say it will make cars more popular targets for cybercriminals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new report from IntSights details the ways that cybercriminals are able to break into a new generation of highly digitized cars.
A new report from IntSights details the many ways cybercriminals break into a new generation of highly digitized cars.
IntSights released the firm’s new report, Under the Hood: Cybercriminals Exploit Automotive Industry’s Software Features.
Cyber threat intelligence analyst Charity Wright discusses cyber threats and disinformation campaigns targeting the 2020 elections.
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.
Car manufacturers offer more software features to consumers than ever before, and increasingly popular autonomous vehicles that require integrated software introduce security vulnerabilities.
Facebook announced Monday that it removed 50 Instagram accounts linked to a Russian-backed influence campaign — and just one Facebook account.
IntSights Reveals Automotive Software Features – Cybersecurity Points of Exposure in New Research Report
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.
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.
Annual list of the world’s hottest pure-play cybersecurity companies
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A report from a former NSA operative says countries across the world are still adjusting to the new reality of sophisticated cyberwarfare.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
China’s spies are waging an intensifying espionage offensive against the United States. Does America have what it takes to stop them?
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.
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.”
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.
A new digital fingerprint marketplace called Richlogs is on the rise on the dark web at the moment, competing directly with Genesis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Vietnam-linked hackers have ramped up their efforts in recent years, attacking foreign economic competitors and governments alike.
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.
A new report by IntSights identifies Vietnam as a rising cyber threat due to increased activity of state-backed hacking groups
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.
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.
Hackers are becoming a bigger threat to banks and financial institutions.
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.
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.
A cybersecurity firm found a surge in credential leaks and compromised credit cards in 2018.
Financial services firms saw upticks in credential leaks and credit card compromise as cybercriminals go where the money is.
Research published on Monday by cyber threat intelligence company Intsights paints a bleak picture for cybersecurity across the global financial services industry.
The dark web is a haven for stolen data, personal and financial information - and keeps fraud threats alive for years.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Fraud in travel is on the up, according to a number of recently released reports from experts in the field.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Merchants should expect even more consumers to shop online this holiday shopping season. They also should expect even more fraud attempts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting retailers and their customers through digital and social channels as retailers leverage new channels for increased revenue opportunities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Founded in 2015, IntSights is changing the way companies’ approach, consume and operationalize threat intelligence.
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.
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.
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.
To gain a better understanding of Asian onion sites and black markets, researchers from IntSights embarked on a six-month long investigation and analysis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New study examines how financial services information is sold and shared in the Dark Web.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monitoring the dark web to see if your data is being sold there is risky, but solutions and services are available to help.