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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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