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Tag: Exploit

Vulnerability Intelligence RoundUp: Cloudy with a chance of zero days

It was a dark and stormy DEFCON. Water leaked from the ceilings onto the casino floors and lightning flashed across the sky. With over 25k attendees, Las Vegas was raining hackers. If you were not swept away in the storm in Las Vegas, you surely felt the flood of new vulnerability fixes on August’s Patch […]

To Disclose, or Not to Disclose: The PoC Dilemma

At the beginning of our conversation on vulnerability intelligence a couple of weeks ago, I briefly touched on a fictional weeklong scenario that involved vulnerability disclosure, PoC (proof-of-concept) release, and mass scanning that ended with victims hit by exploits. I get it, a week to go from vulnerability to working exploit may seem like hyperbole, […]

What is Vulnerability Intelligence?

Picture this: it’s a Monday morning, and you’ve just found out that a critical vulnerability was announced on your favorite security news site. Let’s suppose that the announcement of this vulnerability coincided with the presentation of a proof-of-concept (PoC) that takes advantage of this vulnerability. By Monday afternoon, your network logs are flush with the […]

Examining Russian-language Cybercriminal Marketplaces

Our blogs have covered the fate of numerous cybercriminal marketplaces on the clear, deep, and dark web over the years. Our research has uncovered several factors determining a platform’s chances of success, including market share, USP, security, and convenience. We’ve mainly focused our attention and threat intelligence articles on the rise and fall of several […]