Harrison Van Riper

Strategy and Research Analyst
Harrison Van Riper

Harrison Van Riper is a Strategy and Research Analyst at Digital Shadows, providing external Digital Shadows research and insights about technology and digital risk. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Texas State University and Master’s degree in Information Technology and Management from The University of Texas at Dallas. Harrison is fascinated in the crossover between technology and crime and was previously a Senior Analyst on the Strategic Intelligence team at Digital Shadows.

Recent Posts by Harrison Van Riper

2.3 billion files exposed across online file storage technologies

May 30, 2019

2.3 billion is a massive number. It’s hard even to wrap your head around; what do I have 2.3 billion …

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FBI IC3: Cybercrime Surges in 2018, Causing $2.7 Billion in Losses

April 23, 2019

This week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released its 2018 Internet Crime Complaints Center (IC3). In 2018, the IC3 responded …

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Easing into the extortion game

April 3, 2019

One of the main ideas which flowed through Photon’s most recent research report, A Tale of Epic Extortions, was that cyber …

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Dark Web Typosquatting: Scammers v. Tor

March 21, 2019

Time and time again, we see how the cybercriminal ecosystem often mirrors what happens in the business world. This can …

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Cyber Threats to Watch in 2019: Key Takeaways from our webinar with the FBI Cyber Squad

December 20, 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, Digital Shadows partnered with the FBI’s Cyber Division for a webinar to discuss some …

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2019 Cyber Security Forecasts: Six Things on the Horizon

December 5, 2018

The new year is upon us! 2018 brought us Spectre and Meltdown, Russian GRU indictments, and the exposure of 500 …

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Security Analyst Spotlight Series: Harrison Van Riper

July 10, 2018

Organizations rely on our cyber intelligence analysts to be an extension of their security team. Our global team of analysts provide relevant …

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Return of the Worm: A Red Hat Analysis

September 7, 2017

A computer worm is a piece of malware that is designed to replicate itself in order to spread to other …

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Turk Hack Team and the “Netherlands Operation”

March 29, 2017

Since mid-March, Turk Hack Team have been participating in a new campaign called “Netherlands Operation”, announced via their official Twitter …

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