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Pwnage to Catalonia: Five Things We Know About OpCatalunya
November 2, 2017

Since October 24th, Digital Shadows has observed an increase in attack claims and social media activity associated with the OpCatalunya …

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OpIsrael Hacktivists Targeted By Unknown Threat Actor

March 30, 2017

Ideologically-motivated “hacktivist” actors can present a variety of threats to organizations from defacements, to denial of service attacks and sometimes …

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Mirai: A Turning Point For Hacktivism?

December 16, 2016

A “digital nuclear attack”. A “zombie apocalypse”. “The end of history. “ Much has been made of Mirai, the recently …

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Anonymous Poland – Not Your Typical Hacktivist Group

October 28, 2016

On October 29, 2016 a Twitter account associated with Anonymous Poland began to post tweets claiming to have compromised the …

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Hacktivism, it’s not all DoSing around

September 12, 2016

Hacktivism isn’t all high levels of low impact activity. There were a number of hacktivist campaigns we detected in the …

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Forecasting OpOlympicHacking

August 15, 2016

We recently published a report on the eight cybersecurity considerations around Rio 2016. But what have we observed so far, …

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More Data Leaks as part of OpOlympicHacking

July 28, 2016

In our recent research, we demonstrated eight cybersecurity considerations around Rio 2016. The paper lays out hacktivism and cybercrime threats …

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Tracking the Field: Eight cybersecurity considerations around Rio 2016

July 25, 2016

Last week, we saw reports of individuals arrested on charges of terrorism ahead of the upcoming games in Rio. This …

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PoodleCorp: in the business of kudos

July 22, 2016

PoodleCorp claimed to have successfully rendered the servers of the Android and iOS game Pokemon Go offline using several distributed …

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Hacktivism: same old, same old?

June 3, 2016

Cyber activists, or hacktivists, have become a firmly fixed element of the threat landscape since groups like Anonymous, Lulzsec, and …

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OpIcarus – Increased Claims Against Financial Institutions

May 23, 2016

There’s no shortage of online hacktivist operations launched by actors who are seeking to readdress injustices, perceived or actual. Indeed, …

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