Digital Risk Protection

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Webinar Replay: State of the Cryptomarkets

Winners and Losers From the Shut Down of Empire Market David Hétu, Chief Research Office at Flare Systems investigated and presented the state of the cryptomarkets since one of the biggest illicit market shut down, Empire Market. Replay the webinar … Read More

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The Winners and Losers of the Empire Market Shutdown

Exit Scam Model of Empire Market In this infographic, we present how the shutdown of the most-trafficked dark web marketplace occured, the aftermath for the malicious actors and what we should expect next from the underground net threats. Receive the … 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

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Breaking up the Phishing Attack Chain

Breaking up the Phishing Attack Chain Phishing remains a popular attack method for malicious actors. This attack method is made possible by the wealth of services phishers can purchase on illicit markets: mass mailers, email lists, fake websites etc. Phishing … Read More

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The Winners and Losers of the Empire Market Shutdown

The Winners and Losers of the Empire Market Shutdown Empire Market was launched on the dark web in January 2018. By filling the void left by the shutdown of Alphabay and Hansa marketplaces in mid-2017, it grew into one of … 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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Why all the Spam? How Phishing Emails Get to You

How Phishing Emails Get to You A phishing attack is any communication (email, SMS, instant messaging) campaign launched by a malicious actor to steal personal data and credentials. Phishing attacks are one of the biggest threats to data security. According … Read More

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Ransomware and Supply Chains

The Low Hanging Fruit: Your Vendors And Partners Ransomware is a growing threat to any organization, government or business. In Canada alone, it is estimated that ransomware attacks and the associated downtime cost our economy CAD$2.4 billion in 2020. HOW … Read More

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5 Trends in Loyalty Program Fraud in Canada

5 Trends in Loyalty Program Fraud in Canada Loyalty programs have grown tremendously in the last decade. Memberships rose to 3.8 billion members recently , with a total value of USD$323 billion for the ecosystem. Loyalty program fraud has significantly … 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