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The Ecosystem of Phishing: From Minnows to Marlins
February 20, 2020

  YOU JUST WON $1,000. CLICK HERE TO CLAIM YOUR REWARD!  IMMEDIATE! NEED WIRE DETAILS. Check out this cat doing …

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Cybercriminal Forums on Valentine’s Day – A nice night to “Netflix and steal”…

February 17, 2020

  It’s the night before Valentine’s Day, and it suddenly clicks in your mind that you have totally overlooked one …

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Dark web travel agencies: Take a trip on the dark side

February 4, 2020

  For at least the last two years, an ecosystem of fraud has been perpetrated by cybercriminals against nearly every …

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Competitions on Russian-language cybercriminal forums: Sharing expertise or threat actor showboating?

January 30, 2020

  You might be feeling the pinch at this time of year… The financial demands of Christmas have taken their …

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How the Cybercriminal Underground Mirrors the Real World

January 21, 2020

Mirror, Mirror, on the wall. Who’s the best cybercriminal of them all? The terms cybercriminal and hacker often conjure up …

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Cryptonite: Ransomware’s answer to Superman…

January 14, 2020

  Update: It appears that the Cryptonite website is no longer active, such is the rapidly changing nature of cybercrime. …

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The Closure of Market.ms: A Cybercriminal Marketplace Ahead of Its Time

December 18, 2019

In the world of “what could have been,” the cybercriminal marketplace market[.]ms would be a leader in the cybercriminal underground. …

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2020 Cybersecurity Forecasts: 5 trends and predictions for the new year

December 18, 2019

  If all the holiday fuss isn’t reminder enough, 2020 is almost upon us. 2019 was an unusual year in …

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Forums are Forever – Part 3: From Runet with Love

December 17, 2019

  The rise of alternative technologies hasn’t spelled the end of forums, which seem to be prospering against all odds. …

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Forums are Forever – Part 2: Shaken, but not Stirred

December 10, 2019

  Cybercriminal forums continue to thrive despite law-enforcement takedowns and the emergence of more efficient and secure alternatives. Digital Shadows …

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Forums are Forever – Part 1: Cybercrime Never Dies

December 4, 2019

  If one could predict the future back in the late 1990s when the first cybercriminal web forums emerged, few …

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