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

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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The Other Side of the Counter: DDoS, Social Engineering, Spambots and Insider Risks to Criminal Locations

May 2, 2018

An enduring characteristic of dark web marketplaces is how frequently they’re offline, often through denial of services attacks. While marketplace …

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When There’s No Need to Hack: Exposed Personal Information

April 17, 2018

With Equifax‘s breach of 145 million records still fresh in everyone’s memory and the recent Facebook data privacy controversy, protecting personal …

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When Sharing Is Not Caring: Over 1.5 Billion Files Exposed Through Misconfigured Services

April 5, 2018

Our recent report “Too Much Information”, discovered over 1.5 billion files from a host of services, including Amazon S3 buckets, …

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It’s Accrual World: Tax Return Fraud in 2018

March 7, 2018

With just over a month until Tax Deadline Day, individuals are scrambling to get their tax returns submitted. This is …

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