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General Cyber Security

What we’re reading this month: June 2022

July 5, 2022 | 7 Min Read

As you’d imagine, our talented team of intelligence analysts spend a considerable amount of time reading different material each month, in order to stay abreast of the latest developments within...
What we’re reading this month: June 2022

What we’re reading this month: June 2022

July 5, 2022 | 7 Min Read

As you’d imagine, our talented team of intelligence analysts spend a considerable amount of time reading different material each month,...
NATO Leaders are Meeting at the Madrid Summit 2022: What is going to happen?

NATO Leaders are Meeting at the Madrid Summit 2022: What is going to happen?

June 28, 2022 | 6 Min Read

Today, the leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are gathering in Madrid, Spain for their annual Summit, where...
Credential stuffing: What is it, are you at risk?

Credential stuffing: What is it, are you at risk?

June 23, 2022 | 6 Min Read

You may have read about the recent attack affecting motoring powerhouse General Motors (GM), that resulted in significant numbers of...
Weak credentials are fueling a new generation of cyber threats

Weak credentials are fueling a new generation of cyber threats

June 15, 2022 | 7 Min Read

In the coming week, Digital Shadows will release a research report highlighting the significant risk facing organizations and individuals from...
Killnet: The Hactivist Group That Started A Global Cyber War

Killnet: The Hactivist Group That Started A Global Cyber War

June 8, 2022 | 7 Min Read

Since the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine war, hacktivism has experienced a substantial resurgence, with many hacktivist groups being created in...
The next stage of our journey – Digital Shadows to join ReliaQuest

The next stage of our journey – Digital Shadows to join ReliaQuest

June 1, 2022 | 6 Min Read

I am delighted to announce that Digital Shadows has entered a definitive agreement to be acquired by ReliaQuest pending customary...
Russian prison culture and slang on cybercriminal forums: Can you cram on the hairdryer?

Russian prison culture and slang on cybercriminal forums: Can you cram on the hairdryer?

May 31, 2022 | 10 Min Read

In a few previous blogs, we’ve covered how threat actors discuss prison on Russian-language cybercriminal platforms. We’ve touched on high-profile...
Account takeover: Are you opening the door for cyber threat actors?

Account takeover: Are you opening the door for cyber threat actors?

May 25, 2022 | 6 Min Read

In 2020, our research report on account takeover (ATO) highlighted the risk of using credentials in an unsafe manner, which...
Vulnerability Intelligence Round Up:  The Good, The Bad, and The Risky

Vulnerability Intelligence Round Up: The Good, The Bad, and The Risky

May 19, 2022 | 6 Min Read

There is a saying derived from Western movies that say whoever draws first, loses the duel. Nick Bohr, a famous...
What we’re reading this month: May 2022

What we’re reading this month: May 2022

May 18, 2022 | 7 Min Read

Where is the year going? It only seems like yesterday that we celebrated the turn of the year, with the...
Advanced persistent threat group feature: Mustang Panda

Advanced persistent threat group feature: Mustang Panda

May 17, 2022 | 7 Min Read

Advanced persistent threat (APT) groups are often tricky to wrap your head around. By their nature, state-associated groups are well-resourced...
Five years after the WannaCry dumpster fire, ransomware remains a global threat

Five years after the WannaCry dumpster fire, ransomware remains a global threat

May 11, 2022 | 7 Min Read

It has been five years since the dumpster fire we all remember as WannaCry. WannaCry is self-propagating ransomware that held...
The Russia – Ukraine war: Two months in

The Russia – Ukraine war: Two months in

April 28, 2022 | 10 Min Read

The two-month mark of the Russia and Ukraine war has passed, with Russia almost certainly having failed to meet its...
Opportunity in the midst of chaos: Russian-speaking cybercriminals grapple with sanctions and forum takedowns

Opportunity in the midst of chaos: Russian-speaking cybercriminals grapple with sanctions and forum takedowns

April 27, 2022 | 8 Min Read

As a threat intelligence professional, it’s difficult to ignore how major developments in the real world affect the lives of...
What We’re Reading This Month: April 2022

What We’re Reading This Month: April 2022

April 20, 2022 | 7 Min Read

As an intelligence analyst, it’s paramount to stay on top of what’s happening in the world around you. To inform...
The role of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) in facilitating cybercrime

The role of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) in facilitating cybercrime

April 20, 2022 | 8 Min Read

You’d have to have been living under a rock to have avoided the excitement surrounding Non-Fungible-Tokens (NFTs) in the last...
 Q1 2022 Ransomware Roundup

 Q1 2022 Ransomware Roundup

April 12, 2022 | 12 Min Read

As the new year has reached the end of its first quarter, it’s time for us to go back and...
Intelligence Collection Plans: Preparation breeds success

Intelligence Collection Plans: Preparation breeds success

April 7, 2022 | 6 Min Read

It’s been a little over a month since I wrote about how intelligence requirements (IRs) can help plan a cyber...
The Okta breach: What we know so far

The Okta breach: What we know so far

March 23, 2022 | 10 Min Read

What we know about the Okta breach, Lapsus$ group, and what you can do today to protect your...
Russia’s Second Front: The War on Information

Russia’s Second Front: The War on Information

March 22, 2022 | 9 Min Read

You would think that it would be nearly impossible to industrialize propaganda in the 21st century, especially with the tremendous...
Biden’s Executive Order on Crypto: What you need to know

Biden’s Executive Order on Crypto: What you need to know

March 15, 2022 | 7 Min Read

On 9 Mar 2022 US President Biden signed a new executive order (EO) to ensure the responsible development of cryptocurrency...
Exploring SIM Swapping Services on Cybercriminal Forums

Exploring SIM Swapping Services on Cybercriminal Forums

March 10, 2022 | 10 Min Read

If you’ve made it to 2022 (congratulations), there’s a fairly good chance you own a mobile phone (again, congrats). You’re...
What We’re Reading this Month: March 2022

What We’re Reading this Month: March 2022

March 3, 2022 | 7 Min Read

Roll up roll up, it’s that time for the monthly what we’re reading blog, in which some of us in...
Intelligence Requirements: Planning your cyber response to the Russia-Ukraine war

Intelligence Requirements: Planning your cyber response to the Russia-Ukraine war

March 1, 2022 | 11 Min Read

At the end of last week, Digital Shadow’s CISO, Rick Holland, released his blog Russian Cyber Threats: Practical Advice For...
Of Death and Taxes: File Early To Beat The Scammers

Of Death and Taxes: File Early To Beat The Scammers

February 22, 2022 | 7 Min Read

Tax season has officially started! The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of the US will be accepting tax returns between January...
Valentine’s Day: Share your love, not your credentials

Valentine’s Day: Share your love, not your credentials

February 9, 2022 | 6 Min Read

Roses are red, violets are blue. Your files are encrypted. Please send BTC to address two twenty-two.  As the yearly...
Beijing 2022: Why you should or shouldn’t care about the Winter Olympics

Beijing 2022: Why you should or shouldn’t care about the Winter Olympics

February 3, 2022 | 9 Min Read

When asked to write about the Winter Olympic Games this year, I immediately thought about my alpine holiday in Niseko....
What We’re Reading This Month – January 2022

What We’re Reading This Month – January 2022

February 2, 2022 | 8 Min Read

January. The month also known as the time of the year where most of the Great New Year’s Resolutions come...
Vulnerability Intelligence: Introducing SearchLight’s Newest Capability

Vulnerability Intelligence: Introducing SearchLight’s Newest Capability

January 31, 2022 | 4 Min Read

Digital Shadows’ new vulnerability intelligence capability brings a unique context to CVEs. Armed with this intelligence, security teams can better...
Life in Prison: The Cybercriminal Perspective

Life in Prison: The Cybercriminal Perspective

January 27, 2022 | 9 Min Read

While some of us might be taking it easy after the excesses of the Christmas period, January certainly hasn’t been...
Navigating the Threat Intelligence Market in 2022

Navigating the Threat Intelligence Market in 2022

January 20, 2022 | 4 Min Read

Every year attacks become more prevalent and more sophisticated. Last year was no exception. If you then throw in a...
Ransomware Q4 Overview

Ransomware Q4 Overview

January 19, 2022 | 12 Min Read

2021 has finally come to an end and it is time for us to look back at some of the...
Cyber Threats to Education

Cyber Threats to Education

January 6, 2022 | 3 Min Read

Universities and higher education institutions were some of the most popular targets in 2021. According to Microsoft, education is the...