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How Cybercriminals are using Blockchain DNS: From the Market to the Bazar
June 12, 2018

Since the takedowns of AlphaBay and Hansa in 2017, the cybercriminal community has been incorporating alternative technologies to improve both …

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Market.ms: Heir to the AlphaBay and Hansa throne?

June 4, 2018

It’s almost one year since the AlphaBay and Hansa dark web marketplace takedowns, also known as Operation Bayonet. Looking back, …

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The Other Side of the Counter: DDoS, Social Engineering, Spambots and Insider Risks to Criminal Locations

May 2, 2018

An enduring characteristic of dark web marketplaces is how frequently they’re offline, often through denial of services attacks. While marketplace …

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Genesis Botnet: The Market Claiming to Sell Bots That Bypass Fingerprinting Controls

April 3, 2018

An emerging criminal market, Genesis store, provides more effective ways to impersonate a victim’s browser activity, focusing on individual bots …

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The Five Families: The Most Wanted Ransomware Groups

March 27, 2018

Last week we presented a webinar on “Emerging Ransomware Threats and How to Protect Your Data”. Here we discussed the latest …

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It’s Accrual World: Tax Return Fraud in 2018

March 7, 2018

With just over a month until Tax Deadline Day, individuals are scrambling to get their tax returns submitted. This is …

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The New Frontier: Forecasting Cryptocurrency Fraud

March 1, 2018

Not a week goes by without a new case of cryptocurrency fraud making headlines. The most recent example concerned the …

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Infraud Forum Indictment and Arrests: What it Means

February 15, 2018

On 07 February 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice unveiled an indictment from 31 October 2017 against 36 individuals associated …

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Cryptojacking: An Overview

February 13, 2018

What is Cryptojacking? Cryptojacking is the process of hijacking someone else’s browser to mine cryptocurrencies with their computer processing power. …

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2017 Android malware in review: 4 key takeaways

February 8, 2018

Android mobile devices were an attractive target for malicious activity throughout 2017. The ubiquity of these devices, and the sensitive …

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Four Ways Criminals Are Exploiting Interest in Initial Coin Offerings

February 1, 2018

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are a way of crowdfunding cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency platforms. By the end of 2017, almost $4 …

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