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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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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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Tackling Phishing: The Most Popular Phishing Techniques and What You Can Do About It

December 12, 2018

Overall, the infosec community has done a relatively good job in securing systems. While a measure of restrained back-patting is …

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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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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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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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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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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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