Rafael Amado

Strategy and Research Analyst
Rafael Amado

Recent Posts by Rafael Amado

Bringing Down the Wahl: Three Threats to the German Federal Election

September 14, 2017

Hacking has become the boogie man of political election discourse. In Kenya, the recent presidential election result was forcibly annulled …

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Cybercrime Finds a Way, the Limited Impact of AlphaBay and Hansa’s Demise

August 7, 2017

The law enforcement operations that took down the AlphaBay and Hansa marketplaces were meant to strike a sizable blow to …

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AlphaBay Disappears: 3 Scenarios to Look For Next

July 14, 2017

The AlphaBay dark web marketplace has been inaccessible since 05 Jul 2017. With no substantive explanation from the site’s owners, …

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WannaCry: An Analysis of Competing Hypotheses – Part II

June 7, 2017

Following the furore of last month’s WannaCry ransomware attacks, Digital Shadows produced an Analysis of Competing Hypotheses (ACH) table to …

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WannaCry: An Analysis of Competing Hypotheses

May 18, 2017

On 12 May 2017, as the WannaCry ransomware spread across computer networks across the world, a variety of explanations also …

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Liberté, égalité, securité: 4 Threats to the French Presidential Election

April 20, 2017

French citizens will take to the polls on April 23rd to vote for a new president. If, as expected, no …

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Ready for the Blitz: Assessing the Threats to Super Bowl LI

February 2, 2017

Like any major event, Super Bowl LI brings with it the heightened risk of malicious cyber activity. The lead up …

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Mirai: A Turning Point For Hacktivism?

December 16, 2016

A “digital nuclear attack”. A “zombie apocalypse”. “The end of history. “ Much has been made of Mirai, the recently …

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Windows Shopping: 7 Threats To Look Out For This Holiday Season

November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas. There’s a lot of shopping to be done between now and the end of …

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Ransomware-as-a-service: The Business Case

November 22, 2016

It can be tempting to dismiss cybercriminal activity as merely the workings of opportunistic actors looking to make a fast …

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