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ShadowTalk Update – 11.19.2018

Leaked court documents surfaced this week detailing how Italian authorities tried and ultimately failed to identify and convict the vigilante hacker, Phineas Fisher, best known for the infamous breach against the Italian surveillance and technology company, Hacking Team. Dr. Richard Gold and Harrison Van Riper join Rafael Amado in this week’s edition of ShadowTalk. The […]

ShadowTalk Update – 08.13.2018

In this week’s ShadowTalk it’s all things phishing. Rose Bernard and Simon Hall join Rafael Amado to discuss the recent arrest of three alleged members of the FIN7 organized criminal group. The team look over the United States Department of Justice’s indictment, focusing on how FIN7 use social engineering and sophisticated phishing to great effect, […]

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 […]

Cryptojacking: An Overview

What is Cryptojacking? Cryptojacking is the process of hijacking someone else’s browser to mine cryptocurrencies with their computer processing power. There are several pieces of software available that do this, including Coinhive, Authedmine and Crypto-Loot. While such tools are not necessarily illegal, the stealth and lack of user consent associated with them has led many […]