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Tag: Cone of Plausibility

Cone of Plausibility: Forecasting Ransomware Scenarios in 2022

Note: This blog is part of a series of articles related to the use of Structured Analytic Techniques in the Cyber Threat Intelligence practice. Previous examples include our Analysis of Competing Hypotheses (ACH) for REvil and a SWOT on AlphaBay’s return. The end of the year is fast approaching. The festive lights are hanging from […]

The New Frontier: Forecasting Cryptocurrency Fraud

Not a week goes by without a new case of cryptocurrency fraud making headlines. The most recent example concerned the BitGrail exchange, which suffered an attack that resulted in the loss of 17 million Nano Tokens ($170 million). Although BitGrail responded by announcing new security measures – highlighting the need for better security practices by […]

Mirai: A Turning Point For Hacktivism?

A “digital nuclear attack”. A “zombie apocalypse”. “The end of history. “ Much has been made of Mirai, the recently discovered malware that incorporates Internet of Things (IoT) devices into botnets capable of conducting the largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks measured to date. Some reports have focused on the in-depth technical detail behind […]