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Typosquatting and the 2020 U.S. Presidential election: Cyberspace as the new political battleground
October 16, 2019

Typosquatting. It’s a phrase most of us know in the security realm and think we’ve got our hands and minds …

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A Threat Intelligence Analyst’s Guide to Today’s Sources of Bias

December 5, 2019

  In an industry prone to going overboard with fear-based marketing, the cyber threat intelligence (CTI) community has a refreshing …

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ShadowTalk Update – RIPlace, Trickbot, and Russian-language forum Probiv

December 2, 2019

No ShadowTalk podcast episode this week, but updates from the Intelligence Summary are below. Updates from this week’s Intelligence Summary …

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ShadowTalk Update – Black Friday Deals on the Dark Web, Phineas Fisher Manifesto, and DarkMarket

November 25, 2019

Adam Cook and Viktoria Austin talk through the security and threat intelligence stories of this week including an update around …

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BSidesDFW 2019: OSINT Workshop Recap

November 18, 2019

  A few Saturdays ago, we had the pleasure of presenting at BSidesDFW in Fort Worth, Texas. We were all …

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ShadowTalk Update – BSidesDFW Recap, Dynamic CVV Analysis, and the Facebook Camera Bug

November 18, 2019

Dallas is sound effects and all this week with Kacey, Charles, Alex, and Harrison. The team discusses their recent OSINT …

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ShadowTalk Update – BlueKeep Attacks, Megacortex Ransomware, and Web.com Breach

November 11, 2019

This week the London team looks at the following stories: BlueKeep Exploit Could Rapidly Spread Megacortex Ransomware Changes Windows Passwords …

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ShadowTalk Update – Avast Breach Attempt, NordVPN Breach, and Wifi Security Risks

November 4, 2019

Adam Cook, Philip Doherty, and Viktoria Austin host this week’s ShadowTalk update around an unsecured Elasticsearch database exposing account information …

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Understanding the Different Cybercriminal Platforms: AVCs, Marketplaces, and Forums

October 31, 2019

  With the recent breach that targeted BriansClub, automated vending carts (better known as AVCs), have received significant media attention …

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Cybercriminal credit card stores: Is Brian out of the club?

October 31, 2019

  If you’re an avid follower of Digital Shadows’ blogs, or just have a general interest in the cybercriminal landscape, …

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Your Cyber Security Career – Press start to begin

October 30, 2019

  October was Cyber Security Awareness month, and as a follow-up, I thought it would be good  to talk about …

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Australia Cyber Threat Landscape report (H1 2019)

October 29, 2019

Depending on where you are in the world, October is characterized by the onset of a new season and/or fewer …

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ShadowTalk Update – Avast Breach Attempt, NordVPN Breach, and Wifi Security Risks

October 25, 2019

We’ve got all 3 ShadowTalk hosts in Dallas this week: Harrison Van Riper, Viktoria Austin, and Alex Guirakhoo. The team …

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Japan Cyber Threat Landscape report (H1 2019)

October 22, 2019

Japan: currently the host of the multi-national sporting event, the Rugby World Cup, and soon to be host of the …

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ShadowTalk Update – Typosquatting and the 2020 U.S. Election, Honeypots, And Sudo Vulnerability

October 18, 2019

Kacey, Charles, Harrison, and Alex kick off this week’s episode talking about our Fall Dallas team event (an amateur version …

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Honeypots: Tracking Attacks Against Misconfigured or Exposed Services

October 17, 2019

Honeypots can be useful tools for gathering information on current attack techniques. Conversely, they can be an overwhelming source of …

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ShadowTalk Update – Iran-linked APT35, Skimming by Magecart 4, Rancour, and Emotet Resurgence

October 11, 2019

We’re back in London this week! Viktoria chats with Adam Cook, Philip Doherty, and Josh Poole on this week’s top …

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ANU Breach Report: Mapping to Mitre ATT&CK Framework

October 11, 2019

Introduction This week, the Australian National University (ANU) published a report on an intrusion into their networks that occurred in …

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PowerShell Security Best Practices

October 8, 2019

Updated as of October 8, 2019 Threat actors have long since used legitimate tools to infiltrate and laterally move across …

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ShadowTalk Update – Magecart Five Widens Attack Vectors, Suspected Chinese Threat Actor Targets Airbus Suppliers, and Tortoiseshell Developments

October 4, 2019

Coming to you from London this week, Jamie Collier, Philip Doherty, and Josh Poole join Viktoria Austin for our weekly …

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Top Threat Intelligence Podcasts to Add to Your Playlist

October 3, 2019

Looking for some new threat intelligence podcasts to add to your playlist? Look no further! Our Photon Threat Intelligence Research …

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Domain Squatting: The Phisher-man’s Friend

October 1, 2019

In the past we have talked about the internal assessments that we perform here at Digital Shadows. As part of …

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ShadowTalk Update – Tortoiseshell Targets IT Providers, the Tyurin Indictment, and Emotet’s Return

September 27, 2019

Viktoria hosts this week’s episode in London with Phillip Doherty and Adam Cook. After a quick debate around the top …

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Singapore Cyber Threat Landscape report (H1 2019)

September 26, 2019

Despite being the second smallest country in Asia, Singapore is a global financial and economic hub. On top of this, …

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Mapping the Tyurin Indictment to the Mitre ATT&CK™ framework

September 25, 2019

Between 2012 to mid-2015, U.S. financial institutions, financial services corporations and financial news publishers fell victim to one of the …

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ShadowTalk Update – Universities still attracting espionage from Iran, SimJacker exploit, NCSC Threat Trends, and Ransomware Updates

September 20, 2019

It’s Harrison and Alex this week for your threat intelligence updates. The guys first dig into the NCSC’s recent threat …

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Nemty Ransomware: Slow and Steady Wins the Race?

September 19, 2019

As we outlined recently, ransomware is a key theme of the NCSC Cyber Trends Report: it’s a pervasive threat that …

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NCSC Cyber Threat Trends Report: Analysis of Attacks Across UK Industries

September 18, 2019

The United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) recently released their Incident trends report (October 2018 – April 2019) which …

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ShadowTalk Update – Metasploit Project Publishes Exploit For Bluekeep, plus APT3 and Silence Cybercrime Group Updates

September 13, 2019

Viktoria Austin is joined by Adam Cook and Phil Dohetry this week in the London office to talk about the …

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Mapping the NIST Cybersecurity Framework to SearchLight: Eating our own BBQ

September 10, 2019

Back in February, I wrote about how we avoid the term “eat your own dog food” here at Digital Shadows, …

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ShadowTalk Update – Ryuk Ransomware, Twitter rids SMS tweets, and Facebook Records Exposed

September 9, 2019

Alex, Alec, and Harrison are in the room today discussing 3 top stories from the week. First up – a …

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ShadowTalk Update – More Sodinokibi Activity, Imperva Breach, and Weirdest Food at the Texas State Fair

September 2, 2019

CISO Rick Holland and Alex Guirakhoo join Harrison Van Riper this week to talk through more Sodinokibi activity. Just yesterday, …

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Emotet Returns: How To Track Its Updates

August 26, 2019

What is Emotet? Emotet started life as a banking trojan in 2014; targeting financial information on victim computers. However, over …

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ShadowTalk Update – Texas Ransomware Outbreaks and Phishing Attacks Using Custom 404 pages

August 23, 2019

Charles Ragland (a brand new ShadowTalk-er!) and Christian Rencken join Harrison this week to discuss an outbreak of ransomware attacks …

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The Nouns of Black Hat: People, Places, and Things From Summer Camp 2019

August 19, 2019

Black Hat and DEFCON are a wrap! Digital Shadows was there in a big way this year and it was …

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Black Hat and DEFCON 2019 – Some of our Favorite Sessions

August 19, 2019

The team were fortunate to go to Black Hat and DEFCON this year, and we wanted to share back some …

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ShadowTalk Update – Nightmare Market in Disarray and SEC Investigation into Data Leak at First American Financial Corp

August 16, 2019

Harrison is back! Alex and Christian join this week to discuss how Black Hat and DEFCON went last week, analyze …

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Recon Village: Panning for gold

August 1, 2019

Richard will be presenting ‘Asset Discovery: Making Sense of the Ocean of OSINT’ at 13.50 on 9th August 2019 in …

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The Account Takeover Kill Chain: A Five Step Analysis

July 30, 2019

It’s no secret that credential exposure is a growing problem. Take a look at Troy Hunt’s https://www.haveibeenpwned.com – a tool …

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ShadowTalk Update – More BlueKeep updates, FSB contractor hacked, and the Enigma Market

July 29, 2019

Christian and Travis sit down with Harrison to discuss even more BlueKeep updates since last week, as a technical presentation gets uploaded to …

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ShadowTalk Update – Marriott Faces GDPR Fines, TA505 Global Attacks, Zoom 0-Day, and New Magecart Activity

July 12, 2019

Kacey and Alex join Harrison to walk through this week’s threat intelligence stories. Alex walks us through the highlight story this …

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Harnessing Exposed Data to Enhance Cyber Intelligence

July 11, 2019

Register for our upcoming webinar “Harnessing Exposed Data to Enhance Cyber Intelligence” with Harrison Van Riper and Michael Marriott to …

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ShadowTalk Update – Operation Soft Cell, Libra Cryptocurrency Impersonations, and New Cyber Espionage Activity

June 28, 2019

This week Alex and Phil join Harrison to discuss Operation Soft Cell, a campaign that has been actively compromising telecommunications …

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ShadowTalk Update – Google Calendar Phishing, Exim Email Server Vulnerability, and Diversity in Cybersecurity

June 24, 2019

This week Alex and Jamie chat with Harrison on a cyber-threat campaign involving the abuse of legitimate features in Google …

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ShadowTalk Update – XMRig Cryptocurrency Mining, FIN8 Backdoor, and Attacks Against Office 365

June 17, 2019

This week Harrison is joined by Travis and Alec to discuss the security stories of the week including a fileless malware …

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Managing Infosec Burnout: The Hidden Perpetrator

June 10, 2019

The secret of the burnout epidemic lies in how we feel about our stress, not the things that stress us …

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ShadowTalk Update – “HiddenWasp” and “BlackSquid” malware, TA505 and Turla actvity, and Too Much Information:The Sequel

June 7, 2019

Alex and Christian join HVR this week to discuss the Linux malware “HiddenWasp” (along with HVR’s hatred of the insect), …

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BlueKeep: Cutting through the hype to prepare your organization

May 24, 2019

Over the last week we have all been tuning into our news feeds and listening to the security folks chatting …

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Mapping Iran’s Rana Institute to MITRE Pre-ATT&CK™ and ATT&CK™

May 15, 2019

The internet has been aflame with discussions around three leaks of internal information from APT groups attributed with the Islamic …

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Cyber Talent Gap: How to Do More With Less

May 14, 2019

The challenge facing us today is twofold: not only is the digital footprint of the organizations we want to protect …

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ShadowTalk Update – 5.06.19

May 13, 2019

Kacey and Alex join HVR this week to talk through the key stories this week including a new threat group …

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