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Where Do Malicious Actors Learn Their Skills

Where Do Malicious Actors Learn Their Skills?

Where Do Malicious Actors Learn Their Skills? Where Do Malicious Actors Learn Criminal Skills? On their own  By reading tutorials and guides From people they know in real life Through social learning On Public Online Forums Usually thousands, if not … Read More

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Research Report: The Spam Email Business – A Comparison between Canada, USA, and France

The Spam Email Business: A Comparison between Canada, USA, and France RESEARCH REPORT Download the Report Executive Summary Despite the numerous sophisticated attack methods, spam still ranks as a high threat vector for organizations. According to the latest numbers, as … Read More

Research Report: Botnets and Black Market Proxies in Canada

Botnets and Black Market Proxies in Canada How easy it is to impersonate a Canadian identity online & how profitable can the business be? RESEARCH REPORT Download the Report Malicious actors often rent out malware-infected computers (bots) to abuse the … Read More

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DarkMarket Shut Down by Law Enforcement: New Lessons Learned

DarkMarket Shut Down by Law Enforcement: New Lessons Learned Over the weekend, German law enforcement shut down DarkMarket, a dark web marketplace, and arrested its administrator, an Australian living in Europe.  According to the official press release, DarkMarket had: almost … Read More

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How Ransomware Groups Enhance Their Tactics with Double Extortion and Third-Party Targeting

How Ransomware Groups Enhance Their Tactics with Double Extortion and Third-Party Targeting Download the PDF version of the report Protect your digital assets and infrastructure not only by following basic security guidelines, but also by understanding the threat landscape. Download … Read More

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Bank Prevented a Potentially Costly Breach

Major Canadian Bank Prevents a Potentially Costly Breach Customer Success Story A large Canadian financial institution, who is Flare Systems’ customer and would prefer to remain anonymous, explains how it prevented a potentially costly breach with Firework. Download the Full … Read More

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Bank Success Story – Monitoring the criminal underground

Major Canadian Bank Chooses Flare Systems to Monitor the Criminal Underground Customer Success Story A large Canadian financial institution, who is Flare Systems’ customer and would prefer to remain anonymous, explains why they chose Firework to monitor the criminal underground … Read More

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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