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Security Practitioner’s Guide to Email Spoofing and Risk Reduction
January 24, 2019

In our previous extended blog, Tackling Phishing: The Most Popular Phishing Techniques and What You Can Do About It, we …

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FBI IC3: Cybercrime Surges in 2018, Causing $2.7 Billion in Losses

April 23, 2019

This week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released its 2018 Internet Crime Complaints Center (IC3). In 2018, the IC3 responded …

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Easing into the extortion game

April 3, 2019

One of the main ideas which flowed through Photon’s most recent research report, A Tale of Epic Extortions, was that cyber …

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Predator: Modeling the attacker’s mindset

April 2, 2019

Author: Richard Gold  The phrases “attacker’s mindset” or “think like an attacker” are often used in cyber security to encourage …

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Cyber Risks and High-frequency Trading: Conversation with an Insider

March 26, 2019

Research from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace published this week focused the attention on how financial systems around the …

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Dark Web Typosquatting: Scammers v. Tor

March 21, 2019

Time and time again, we see how the cybercriminal ecosystem often mirrors what happens in the business world. This can …

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Purple Teaming with Vectr, Cobalt Strike, and MITRE ATT&CK™

March 6, 2019

Authors: Simon Hall, Isidoros Monogioudis   Here at Digital Shadows we perform regular purple team exercises to continually challenge and …

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Extortion Exposed: Sextortion, thedarkoverlord, and SamSam

February 21, 2019

In our most recent research, A Tale of Epic Extortions, the Digital Shadows Photon Research Team approached the topic of …

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Photon Research Team Shines Light On Digital Risks

February 13, 2019

I’m very excited to announce the launch of the Digital Shadows’ Photon Research Team. We have decided to bolster our …

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SANS DFIR Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit 2019 – Extracting More Value from Your CTI Program

February 5, 2019

We were fortunate to attend the 2019 SANS DFIR Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit this year, which brings together some of …

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Powering Investigations with Nuix Software: The Case of thedarkoverlord and the 9/11 Files

January 22, 2019

The Panama Papers in 2016 highlighted the challenges facing investigators dealing with large document leaks. With over 11.5 million documents …

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