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Tackling Phishing: The Most Popular Phishing Techniques and What You Can Do About It
December 12, 2018 read more

Bomb Threat Emails: Extortion Gets Physical

December 14, 2018

We’ve seen yet another change in tactics for the recent spate of extortion campaigns. Whereas before these emails tried to …

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Digital Shadows New Integration for Splunk

December 10, 2018

Today we announced the release of an updated version of our Splunk App, which is now certified for both Splunk …

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ShadowTalk Update – 12.10.2018

December 10, 2018

In this week’s ShadowTalk, Rick Holland and Harrison Van Riper join Michael Marriott to discuss the implications of the Marriott …

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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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2019 Cyber Security Forecasts: Six Things on the Horizon

December 5, 2018

The new year is upon us! 2018 brought us Spectre and Meltdown, Russian GRU indictments, and the exposure of 500 …

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ShadowTalk Update – 12.03.2018

December 3, 2018

Michael Marriott, Dr Richard Gold and Simon Hall discuss our recent findings on threat actors using cracked versions of Cobalt …

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Threat Actors Use of Cobalt Strike: Why Defense is Offense’s Child

November 29, 2018

I’m a big fan of the Cobalt Strike threat emulation software. Here at Digital Shadows, it’s a staple of our …

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Mapping the ASD Essential 8 to the Mitre ATT&CK™ framework

November 27, 2018

Australian Signals Directorate Essential 8 The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) has published what it calls the “Essential 8”: a set …

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ShadowTalk Update – 11.26.2018

November 26, 2018

With Black Friday kicking off the holiday spending season, Harrison Van Riper, Jamie Collier, and Rafael Amado focus on cyber …

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Black Friday and Cybercrime: Retail’s Frankenstein Monster

November 20, 2018

With every year that passes, Black Friday seems to morph into a creation its original proponents could not have even …

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Sextortion 2.0: A New Lure

November 20, 2018

Back in September we released a blog about the large volume of sextortion email campaigns that were hitting people’s inboxes. …

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ShadowTalk Update – 11.19.2018

November 19, 2018

Leaked court documents surfaced this week detailing how Italian authorities tried and ultimately failed to identify and convict the vigilante …

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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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A Look Back at the ENISA Cyber Threat Intelligence-EU Workshop 2018

November 13, 2018

I recently attended the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Intelligence Workshop held in Brussels on …

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ShadowTalk Update – 11.12.2018

November 12, 2018

In this week’s ShadowTalk, we discuss the big vulnerability and exploit stories of the week. The team discuss the Cisco …

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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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Security Analyst Spotlight Series: Adam Cook

November 7, 2018

Organizations rely on our cyber intelligence analysts to be an extension of their security team. Our global team of analysts provide relevant …

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ShadowTalk Update – 11.05.2018

November 5, 2018

In November 2016, Tesco Bank suffered a series of fraud attacks that allowed cybercriminals to check out with £2.26m (roughly …

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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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Choosing the Right Cyber Security Partner for your Business: A glimpse through Digital Logistix journey searching for a Digital Risk Protection Solution

October 31, 2018

This blog was written by Ricardo Martinez, Director of Business Development for Latin America at Digital Logistix. With more than …

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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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ShadowTalk Update – 10.29.2018

October 29, 2018

In this week’s ShadowTalk, Harrison Van Riper and Rafael Amado join Michael Marriott to discuss the latest stories from the …

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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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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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ShadowTalk Update – 10.22.2018

October 22, 2018

In this week’s ShadowTalk, following on from last week’s conversation on how managed service providers can increase your attack surface, …

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Cyber Security Awareness Month: Week 3 – Recognize Cyber Scams

October 19, 2018

This week we move onto theme three of Cyber Security Month: recognize cyber scams. The important point here is that …

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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 3 – It’s Everyone’s Job to Ensure Online Safety at Work

October 17, 2018

This week, National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) focuses on accountability and responsibility within the information security space: “It’s Everyone’s …

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ShadowTalk Update – 10.15.2018

October 15, 2018

In ShadowTalk this week, Digital Shadows’ CISO Rick Holland, Richard Gold and Simon Hall join Rafael Amado to discuss the Hidden …

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Cyber Security Awareness Month: Week 2 – Aiming for Apprenticeships

October 11, 2018

This week’s theme for National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is based around encouraging ‘students and others to seek highly …

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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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ShadowTalk Update – 10.08.2018

October 8, 2018

In this week’s Shadow Talk, Rafael Amado joins Michael Marriott to discuss Digital Shadows’ latest research on Business Email Compromise, Pst! …

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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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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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Security Analyst Spotlight Series: Christian Rencken

October 2, 2018

Organizations rely on our cyber intelligence analysts to be an extension of their security team. Our global team of analysts provide relevant …

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ShadowTalk Update – 10.01.2018

October 1, 2018

Rick Holland, CISO of Digital Shadows, joins Richard Gold and Michael Marriott to discuss the possible implications of Facebook security …

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Cybercriminal Marketplaces: Olympus Has Fallen

September 28, 2018

The Olympus cybercriminal marketplace has been caught up in another PR disaster, with the owners reportedly conducting an exit scam …

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Thedarkoverlord Out to KickAss and Cash Out Their Data

September 27, 2018

A user claiming to be the notorious darkoverlord extortionist threat actor has appeared on a dark web cybercriminal forum offering …

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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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ShadowTalk Update – 09.24.2018

September 24, 2018

In ShadowTalk this week, Richard Gold, Simon Hall and Rafael Amado focus on the trade-offs between security and usability, as …

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The 2017 FSB indictment and Mitre ATT&CK™

September 20, 2018

On  February 28th, 2017 the US Department of Justice indicted a notorious hacker, Alexsey Belan, and his FSB (Russia’s internal …

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Non-traditional State Actors: New Kids on the Block

September 18, 2018

Cyber threat reporting sits at a dichotomy. On the one hand, much furor is made of the role of non-state …

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ShadowTalk Update – 09.17.2018

September 17, 2018

In this week’s ShadowTalk, Richard Gold and Simon Hall join Michael Marriott to discuss the latest spate of attacks by …

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Airline Discovers Trove of Frequent Flyer Accounts Compromised and Posted for Sale Online

September 14, 2018

Reward program fraud has been rising in recent years across the aviation industry as well as the entire transportation sector. …

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MITRE ATT&CK™ and the North Korean Regime-Backed Programmer

September 13, 2018

On 6th September the US Department of Justice (DOJ) unsealed an indictment against a North Korean regime-backed programmer who is …

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GAO’s Equifax Post-mortem Report

September 11, 2018

It’s common for the exciting and novel issues that confront security professionals on a daily basis to be hyped up. …

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ShadowTalk Update – 09.10.2018

September 10, 2018

In this week’s ShadowTalk, Richard Gold and Rafael Amado join Michael Marriott to discuss the latest Department of Justice complaint …

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Sextortion – When Persistent Phishing Pays Off

September 6, 2018

You may have heard of a recent surge in sextortion-based phishing campaigns. These campaigns seek to extort victims by threatening …

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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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