Michael Marriott

Senior Strategy and Research Analyst
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

Using Shadow Search to Power Investigations: Sextortion Campaigns

December 6, 2018

We recently wrote about sextortion campaigns and how they’ve developed their lures over time. As a result of these campaigns, …

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Law Firm Uncovers Exposed Sensitive Details About Top Attorney Online

November 15, 2018

VIPs and executives who are critical to your company and brand can be targeted by threat actors or groups who …

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The Dark Web: Marketers’ Trick or Threat Intelligence Treat?

October 31, 2018

At this time of the year, you can’t go anywhere without encountering something dark, spooky and mysterious. It all reminds …

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Bank Discovers Customer Credit Card Numbers Traded Online

October 23, 2018

Payment card fraud costs banks and merchants nearly $23 billion a year and rising. As consumers spend more money online, …

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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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10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Shadow Search™

September 25, 2018

You may have seen that we’ve recently released Shadow Search, a new tool that gives you immediate access to both …

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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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