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ShadowTalk Update – 17.10.2018

December 17, 2018

Following from our recent research, Tackling Phishing: The Most Popular Phishing Techniques and What You Can Do About It, the …

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Bomb Threat Emails: Extortion Gets Physical

December 14, 2018

We’ve seen yet another change in tactics for the recent spate of extortion campaigns. Whereas before these emails tried to …

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Sextortion 2.0: A New Lure

November 20, 2018

Back in September we released a blog about the large volume of sextortion email campaigns that were hitting people’s inboxes. …

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To Pay or Not to Pay: A Large Retailer Responds to DDoS Extortion

November 8, 2018

Fans of The Sopranos or Goodfellas are well-versed in the world of extortion. Whether it is paying off Tony Soprano …

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Cyber Security Awareness Month: Week 3 – Recognize Cyber Scams

October 19, 2018

This week we move onto theme three of Cyber Security Month: recognize cyber scams. The important point here is that …

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Shadow Talk Update – 06.11.2018

June 11, 2018

In Shadow Talk this week, Dr Richard Gold joins us to discuss the issue of security debt, a term used …

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Extorters Going to Extort: This Time Other Criminals Are the Victims

October 26, 2017

We are increasingly used to the tactic of extorting a company through the threat actor publicly releasing data. The recent …

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How the Frenzy Unfolded: Analyzing Various Mongo Extortion Campaigns

February 7, 2017

The MongoDB “ransom” pandemic, which has been in the spotlight for the best part of a month, still appears to …

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Crowdsourced DDoS Extortion – A Worrying Development?

December 13, 2016

We all know about DDoS extortion – the process is straightforward. Contact the company, threaten to launch a crippling DDoS …

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Top 5 Threats to the Media and Broadcasting Industry

November 11, 2016

For media and broadcasting organizations, the threat of having their websites forced offline is a significant one. We looked beyond DDoS …

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