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What Are Malicious Actors Secretly Doing with Your Data?

What Are Malicious Actors Secretly Doing with Your Data? A well-known malicious actor recently published on a forum the information of millions of customers of a popular T-shirt printing service. While no passwords were leaked, the criminal did publish the … Read More

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Human Error Triggers Ransomware Attack, Largest Healthcare Security Breach in Sask.’s History

Human Error Triggers Ransomware Attack, Largest Healthcare Security Breach in Sask.’s History Some time between December 2019 and January 2020, eHealth Saskatchewan, the province-wide health delivery service, fell victim to a Ryuk crypto-ransomware attack, exposing the personal and medical information … Read More

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Another one bites the dust: goodbye Joker’s Stash. What’s next?

Another one bites the dust: goodbye Joker’s Stash. What’s next? Last week DarkMarket, the second largest dark web marketplace, was shut down by law enforcement in Europe. This takedown is the result of increasing joint efforts to take down dark … Read More

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57% of Cit0Day leaked credentials linked to popular free email service providers

57% of Cit0Day leaked credentials linked to popular free email service providers Receive the full Intelligence report * This report will only be sent to Cyber Security Professionals. Please enter your corporate email. First reported in November 2020, the Cit0Day … 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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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. The exit … 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

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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