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Discord: Do You Need to Be Concerned This Christmas?

Picture the scene. It’s Christmas Day, and your child/loved one/other has just opened their present from you…a new games console. It’s a tale likely to be repeated many times across the globe over the next week. Gaming, especially a new console, brings joy to thousands of people every year. It also brings a wealth of […]

Vulnerability Intelligence: What’s the Word in Dark Web Forums?

Note: This blog is part of a three-blog series on Vulnerability Intelligence that accompanies the release of Digital Shadows (now ReliaQuest)’ latest whitepaper titled Vulnerability Intelligence: Do You Know Where Your Flaws Are? Managing vulnerabilities is a daunting task for security teams that are constantly busy with keeping up with the vulnerability threat landscape. New […]

Bitcoin and Alternative Cryptos in the Cybercriminal Underground

The popularity of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies continue to progress in the modern-day, with drastically surging valuations. Notably, Bitcoin surpassed its all-time high of USD 20,000 (in 2017) to achieve an eye-watering USD 60,000 at the time of writing (April 2021). And while legislation and law enforcement continue to try to get a stranglehold on the […]

The Right to Be Forgotten: Cybercriminal Forum Account Deletion

We often hear lines like “your past will always catch up with you, no matter how hard you try to make it go away,” stark reminders that the decisions we make today will impact the results of tomorrow. This phrase rings particularly true in the world of cybercriminals. History has served up multiple examples of […]

Tracing the Rise and Fall of Dark Web Marketplaces and Cybercriminal Forums

It’s often the case that a sequel to a great book or a remake of a once-popular TV series doesn’t generate the same enthusiasm or excitement as the original. Of course, there are well-known exceptions to this… For the movie fans out there, The Godfather Part II stands out as one example. More often than […]

Dark Web Forums: The new kid on the block

There’s a new kid on the block, and their name is Dark Web Forums (DWF). Have they come to stay? Only time will tell. Forums come and go at a rapid pace in the English-language cybercriminal scene, and initially, DWF does not appear to be a unique case. With DWF being less than one year […]