Michael Marriott

Michael Marriott

Michael Marriott is a Senior Strategy and Research Analyst at Digital Shadows, which he joined in late 2014. Michael has a passion for security analysis and the trends they indicate, in order to better protect clients. He has written several articles and papers, and his research is regularly features in the press. He holds a BA in History and a Masters in Applied Security and Strategy, both from the University of Exeter.

Recent Posts by Michael Marriott

Phishing Site Impersonates Financial Services Institution

October 10, 2018

If the infamous bank robber, Willie Sutton, were alive today and honed his cyber skills, he might turn his attention …

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33,000 Accounting Inbox Credentials Exposed Online: BEC Made Easy

October 9, 2018

Last week, I wrote about how cybercriminals are looking to trade corporate emails in their pursuit of conducting Business Email …

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Business Email Compromise: When You Don’t Need to Phish

October 4, 2018

According to the FBI, Business Email Compromise (BEC) and Email Account Compromise (EAC) have caused $12 billion in losses since …

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Online Risks to Fortnite Users

September 4, 2018

With an enticing array of viral dance moves, tough weekly challenges and fresh skins, people are going bananas for Fortnite. …

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Five Threats to Financial Services: Part Five, Hacktivism

August 15, 2018

OK, so it’s not a sexy as insider threats, banking trojans, phishing campaigns or payment card fraud, but hacktivism is …

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Five Threats to Financial Services: Part Four, Payment Card Fraud

August 14, 2018

Payment card information is the lifeblood of the cybercriminal ecosystem. In previous blogs in this series, we’ve focused on how …

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Cyber Threats to ERP Applications: Threat Landscape

July 24, 2018

What are ERP Applications? Organizations rely on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications to support business processes. This includes payroll, treasury, …

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Five Threats to Financial Services: Banking Trojans

July 19, 2018

A couple of weeks ago, we learned about a new phishing campaign that delivered Trickbot in an attempt to harvest …

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How Cybercriminals are Using Messaging Platforms

June 21, 2018

Alternative Ways Criminals Transact Online: A Moving Target Last week, the cracking forum (specialized in tools for gaining unauthorized access …

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Five Threats to Financial Services: Part One, Insiders

June 19, 2018

The sensitive and financial data held by banks and financial institutions, as well as their centrality to national infrastructure, makes …

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