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Tag: Dark web

Russia-Ukraine War: 3 Cyber Threat Effects, 1 Year In

A year ago, what was planned to be as a swift, focused, military invasion of Ukraine did not go according to Russian expectations. The war continues, and so do its effects on cybersecurity. Let’s focus attention on three key areas that have seen significant changes: state-sponsored activity, cybercrime, and hacktivism. Understanding their evolution will help […]

The Optus Breach: If I Could Turn Back Time

The fallout of the recent Optus breach got me thinking about a common occurrence: seller’s remorse… Most of us have experienced it. You feel like you’re getting a good deal, and then bang!  You realize you could have got more for your money if you’d only just waited that extra day. Although this might be […]

Breach Forums – When student becomes the teacher

Back in 2015, few would have foresaw what Raid Forums would become when it was first created by a then 14-year old Portuguese citizen. Fast forward seven years and half a billion members later, its seizure by law enforcement in February 2022 had left a sizable chunk in the cybercriminal landscape. Although there were and […]

Five things we learned from the Conti chat logs

At the end of February, the cybersecurity community was rocked by the appearance of alleged chat logs recording conversations between members of the prolific Russian-speaking ransomware group Conti. A Ukrainian cybersecurity researcher published over 60,000 messages allegedly taken from the backend of a Jabber server that Conti used for internal communications. Other cybersecurity researchers have […]

AlphaBay’s Return: A slow-burning masterpiece, or a flash in the pan?

A few months back, we wrote about how AlphaBay, the infamous dark web marketplace, has returned. For those who missed the history lesson, the original AlphaBay was closed down in 2017 following a joint law enforcement operation, which resulted in the arrest of one of the marketplace’s founding members, Alexandre Cazes (AKA “alpha02”). However, another […]

Year in Review: Our Top Blogs of 2021

I’m sure we can all agree that this year has been busy for anyone who had anything, even remotely, to do with security. The year 2021 started off with a bang as we all dealt with the fallout from a handful of Exchange bugs, dealt with the repercussions of the Accellion and Kaseya attacks, and […]