Rafael Amado

Strategy and Research Analyst
Rafael Amado

Recent Posts by Rafael Amado

To Pay or Not to Pay: A Large Retailer Responds to DDoS Extortion

November 8, 2018

Fans of The Sopranos or Goodfellas are well-versed in the world of extortion. Whether it is paying off Tony Soprano …

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81,000 Hacked Facebook Accounts for Sale: 5 Things to Know

November 2, 2018

This morning, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) published an article detailing how online actors had obtained and advertised at least …

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Cyber Security Awareness Month: Week 4 – Privacy

October 25, 2018

This week in Brussels, Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook somewhat surprisingly castigated how personal data is handled by businesses and …

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12.5 Million Email Archives Exposed: Lowering the Barriers for BEC

October 18, 2018

Digital Shadows’ latest research report, Pst! Cybercriminals on the Outlook for Your Emails, highlights the different ways cybercriminals can access corporate …

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Cyber Security Awareness Month: Week 1 – Credential Hygiene

October 3, 2018

It’s the opening week of the annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (U.S.) and Cyber Security Month (Europe). While good …

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Online Cybercrime Courses: Back to School Season

August 23, 2018

It’s that time of year again. Summer is drawing to a close and retailers are making the most of the …

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Digital Shadows Contributes to Insider Threat Research

August 9, 2018

On July 30, Forrester published its latest research report on malicious insiders, Defend Your Data As Insiders Monetize Their Access. …

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Security Analyst Spotlight Series: Rafael Amado

June 14, 2018

Organizations rely on Digital Shadows to be an extension of their security team. Our global team of analysts provide relevant …

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How Cybercriminals are using Blockchain DNS: From the Market to the Bazar

June 12, 2018

Since the takedowns of AlphaBay and Hansa in 2017, the cybercriminal community has been incorporating alternative technologies to improve both …

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Market.ms: Heir to the AlphaBay and Hansa throne?

June 4, 2018

It’s almost one year since the AlphaBay and Hansa dark web marketplace takedowns, also known as Operation Bayonet. Looking back, …

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