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Slilpp Users Scammed Following Darknet Market Takedown

Slilpp Users Scammed Following Darknet Market Takedown The US Department of Justice has taken down Slilpp, following an international collaboration between different law enforcement agencies. Slilpp emerged in 2012 and was one of the largest marketplaces for stolen credentials. According … Read More

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Cancel Culture Reaches the Criminal Underground

Cancel Culture Reaches the Criminal Underground In our ransomware report from late 2020, we explained how some ransomware groups were offering their services to others. Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) has become popular and generated much discussion on the criminal underground. It represents … Read More

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0-Day No Longer Best Kept Secrets On The Internet

0-Day No Longer Best Kept Secrets On The Internet A 0-day is a software vulnerability that is unknown to its software maker. 0-days are perhaps the most valuable type of exploits out there simply because they can be used with … Read More

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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The Threat Landscape Post-COVID-19 and How You Can Address It

The Threat Landscape Post-COVID-19 and How You Can Address It The Covid-19 pandemic has changed not only our perspective on life and work, but also cybersecurity strategy worldwide. The past nearly two years have prompted a shift to digitalization and … Read More

Malicious Actors Show Increased Interest in Information Theft

Malicious Actors Show Increased Interest in Information Theft The evolution of malicious actors over the last four decades has shown that greed is greatly responsible for most of the cybersecurity incidents we keep witnessing. While in the 1980s virus authors … Read More

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PHPMailer Abuse to Send Spam Emails

PHPMailer Abuse to Send Spam Emails PHPMailer Abuse to Send Spam Emails Spam ranks as a high threat vector for organizations. The PHPMailer library has been widely adopted in the criminal underground as a tool to send spam and monitor … Read More

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Major Hack Jeopardizes Future of Dark Web Marketplaces

Major Hack Jeopardizes Future of Dark Web Marketplaces Over the past week, an unknown malicious actor launched perhaps the biggest phishing attack against dark web marketplaces. This attack created havoc among their participants, and further questioned the very business model … 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

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Private forums increase transmission of knowledge by malicious actors

Private forums increase transmission of knowledge by malicious actors Malicious actors use online discussion forums to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, often out of the public’s eye. In this blog, we study the transmission of knowledge that takes place on … Read More