Digital Shadows Insights Blog : Data Breaches

The latest advice, opinion and research from our dedicated security analyst team.

The industrialized uses of breached data

27 September 2016

In our first blog, we outlined a number of specific factors that can be used to determine a dataset’s desirability, from the perspective of a malicious cyber actor.

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Beauty and the Breach: Leaked Credentials in Context

22 September 2016

Our most recent research paper looks at credential compromise, finding more than 5 million leaked credentials online for the world’s biggest 1,000 organizations.

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10 ways to prepare for credential leak incidents

30 June 2016

From LinkedIn to MySpace, threat actors like Peace of Mind and Tessa88 have been selling credentials in various criminal dark web locations.  Most recently we have seen thedarkoverlord offer up...

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Data breaches targeting financial services: 2016 so far

26 May 2016

It’s been a busy year for data breaches relating to financial services organizations – we’ve identified claims of breaches for 10 companies in this sector.

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TalkTalk: Avoiding the hype

28 October 2015

There has been no shortage of media coverage on the recent TalkTalk cyber attack.  The full implications of the attack are not yet known, but reports suggest it could affect...

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Saudi Arabia MOFA Breach

1 July 2015

A look at the recent MOFA breach.

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What’s In a Name? The Mystery Surrounding the Identity of the Actors Responsible for the Saudi Arabia Breaches

1 July 2015

Recently we wrote about the initial breach of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).  We felt like this was noteworthy for several reasons: 1.  ...

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The Adult Friend Finder Breach: A Recap

27 May 2015

Last week, news quickly spread about a security breach that impacted the casual dating website Adult Friend Finder. Will Gragido. Head of Threat Intelligence for Digital Shadows in the USA, shares his findings.

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