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Hacker Contracts: The Economy Behind Illicit Markets

Hacker Contracts: The Economy Behind Illicit Markets Malicious actors often rely on each other to launch attacks. A carding ring that was recently dismantled by Russian authorities, for example, led to the arrest of 25 individuals who were working together.  … Read More

How To Identify The Next Major Cyber Threats through Job Postings

How to Identify the Next Major Cyber Threats Through Job Postings A significant challenge for security teams is to extract intelligence from open-source information. Malicious actors routinely post advertisements like the one below. This actor is offering up a method, … Read More

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HOPE Conference 2020 VIDEO: Pricing and Mapping the Underground

Pricing and Mapping the Underground: HOPE 2020 Flare Systems’s David Hétu had the pleasure of speaking at H.O.P.E. (Hackers On Planet Earth) on July 31st this year on pricing and mapping the cybercrime underground.  Watch the On-Demand Recording Now! https://youtu.be/OW4a3qldytAHackforums are known … Read More

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Preventing Account Takeover in E-Commerce And Retail​ – August 2020 Webinar Video

Preventing Account Takeover in  E-Commerce And Retail Webinar by David Hétu, Flare Systems and Pharid Jaffer Digitalization, cloud based-services, and the rise of online marketplaces and services have increased the number of entry points for malicious actors who want to … Read More

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Infographic: 3 Months After CERB

3 Months After CERB Receive the complete report on CERB Fraud* * This report will only be sent to Cyber Security Professionals. Please enter your corporate email. How CERB Fraud Works The CERB program costs over $71 billion to the … Read More

How Are Canadian Fraudsters Taking Advantage Of The COVID-19 Pandemic?

How are Canadian Fraudsters Taking Advantage of the COVID-19 Pandemic?

How are Canadian Fraudsters Taking Advantage of the COVID-19 Pandemic? When disasters hit, fraudsters are usually quick to take advantage of the situation and especially of the most vulnerable. The COVID-19 pandemic appears to trigger many types of fraud converging … Read More

Aftermath Of The Takedown Of A Major Carding Kingpin

Aftermath of the Takedown of a Major Carding Kingpin

Aftermath of the Takedown of a Major Carding Kingpin We explained in a previous blog where stolen data goes. Last week, Brian Krebs reported that the Russians had shut down a huge card fraud ring. The FSB (Russian Federal Police) … Read More

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The Truth Behind Joker’s Stash / Wawa Announcement

The Truth Behind Joker’s Stash / Wawa Announcement Over the past two weeks, all the leading news agency have reported that the millions of credit cards stolen at Wawa’s stores in the United States in 2019 have been put on … Read More

Extracting Intelligence From Criminal Complaints

Extracting Intelligence From Criminal Complaints

Extracting Intelligence From Criminal Complaints On May 3rd, law enforcement agencies announced that they had seized the servers that hosted the Wall Street darknet illicit market. They also arrested the market’s administrators. A copy of criminal complaint is now published … Read More

Clustering Banks Based on the Offenders Targeting Them

Clustering banks based on the offenders targeting them   Banks are all in the business of protecting savings, loans and helping invest. As a result, banks commonly share many practices and tools. In this blog post, we demonstrate how malicious … Read More