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Meet DUMPS Forum: A pro-Ukraine, anti-Russia cybercriminal forum

While the Russian invasion of Ukraine has typically been met with a response of horror and condemnation across the globe, the conflict has also proven highly divisive among the world’s cybercriminal community. Opinions on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s so-called ‘special military operation’ depend on several factors, notably the cybercriminal’s background, political beliefs, or other nationalistic […]

Killnet: The Hactivist Group That Started A Global Cyber War

Since the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine war, hacktivism has experienced a substantial resurgence, with many hacktivist groups being created in support of either Ukraine or Russia. We have observed an explosion in the number of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS), defacement, and data-leakage attacks over the past few months, targeting governments, critical sectors, and organizations in key […]

Russian Cyber Threats: Practical Advice For Security Leaders

As I spent Wednesday night doom scrolling into the early hours of the morning, I felt pretty powerless as I watched the tragic Ukraine crisis unfold. On Thursday, I decided to put this blog together to help security leaders and practitioners prepare for potential Russian cyber threats that could impact their organizations. This thought process […]

Russia Invades Ukraine: What happens next?

On 23 Feb 2022,  Russian forces started a military operation targeting Ukraine. Reporting indicates that shelling in several Ukrainian cities has occurred, and footage from Kharkiv’s border shows Russian vehicles moving into Ukraine. In a fiery televised address, President Vladimir Putin has threatened dire consequences to any nations seeking to prevent this, labeling his offensive […]

ENISA 2021 Threat Landscape: Initial Thoughts

The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) has released its yearly threat landscape report, which contains some handy insights. The following blog details some of the key points from the report surrounding threats in 2021. One of the key sentiments repeated throughout the report is that cyber threats continue to increase in the number of […]

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

Fans of The Sopranos or Goodfellas are well-versed in the world of extortion. Whether it is paying off Tony Soprano or Paulie Cicero, the bad guys get their money. Cyber extortion is the digital version of what “wise guys” have been doing for centuries, and there are various tactics threat actors employ. A large retailer […]

Five Threats to Financial Services: Part Five, Hacktivism

OK, so it’s not a sexy as insider threats, banking trojans, phishing campaigns or payment card fraud, but hacktivism is still a threat that organizations should be concerned with. In this final post on threats to financial services, we’ll outline recent developments in the hacktivist world and focus on the threat posed by one campaign […]

Anonymous and the New Face of Hacktivism: What to Look Out For in 2018

The Anonymous collective has been the face of activism since 2008. Since then, the group’s membership, operations, and structure have changed significantly. In this blog, we examine the changes in Anonymous and look at how the group will continue to change in the coming years. The Anonymous collective rose to fame in 2008 and 2009. […]

Shadow Talk Update – 03.12.2018

This week’s Shadow Talk features more distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks using Memcached servers, how disinformation is more than just a political concern, updates on the Spectre vulnerability following the release of a new proof of concept (POC) exploit, and more reporting on the historical network intrusion against the German government. Memcached DDoS attacks […]

Shadow Talk Update – 03.05.2018

On this week’s Shadow Talk podcast, the Research Team cover CVE-2018-4878 being used in a spam campaign, the HTTPS certificate chaos between Trustico and DigiCert, more ransomware reporting on the SamSam and DataKeeper variants, and the threat of large-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks using Memcached servers. Spam enables Flash vulnerability exploit An Adobe […]