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Security Analyst Spotlight Series: Rafael Amado

Organizations rely on Digital Shadows (now ReliaQuest) to be an extension of their security team. Our global team of analysts provide relevant threat research, much needed context, tailored remediation advice and managed takedown support to make our clients’ jobs easier and more efficient. Crucially, by having analysts within the intelligence and collection cycle, we’re able […]

Threats to the 2018 Football World Cup: Traditional Rules or a New Style of Play?

The tension and excitement that precedes all global sporting events is beginning to build towards the start of this year’s Football World Cup in Russia. Levels of expectation will vary between nations, teams and fans alike; however, those concerned with the cyber-related risks surrounding sporting events may need to consider altering their defensive tactics. Typical […]

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. […]

Phishing for Gold: Threats to the 2018 Winter Games

Digital Shadows (now ReliaQuest) has been monitoring major sporting events since 2014, beginning with the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and then the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The 2016 Olympics, held in Rio de Janeiro were a hotbed of cyber activity, dominated by the OpOlympicHacking campaign, physical protests, and high levels of cybercrime against […]

Forecasting OpOlympicHacking

We recently published a report on the eight cybersecurity considerations around Rio 2016. But what have we observed so far, and what do we expect to see in the short and medium terms? Over the past three weeks, we have detected an increase in hacktivist activity conducted as part of this operation.  These have included […]

More Data Leaks as part of OpOlympicHacking

In our recent research, we demonstrated eight cybersecurity considerations around Rio 2016. The paper lays out hacktivism and cybercrime threats that organizations can expect to see throughout the competition. Since we published the paper, we’ve observed further activity as part of OpOlympicHacking. Last week, a post was added to Pastebin, which included entries from a […]

Gambling with Security in Vegas: Not Your Best Bet

With BSides Las Vegas, Black Hat, and DEF CON around the corner, security is likely at the forefront of many minds in the industry. Each year, headlines focus on unique presenters and the major exploits that really wow us. Understandably so. From the hack brought to us by security researchers Runa Sandvik and Michael Auger, […]

Tracking the Field: Eight cybersecurity considerations around Rio 2016

Last week, we saw reports of individuals arrested on charges of terrorism ahead of the upcoming games in Rio. This is a worrying development, but it is not the only security threat facing Rio 2016; the risks posed by cybersecurity should not be ignored. With less than two weeks until the opening ceremony, our latest […]

OpOlympicHacking: A hurdle for Rio’s sponsors to vault

This month Anonymous Brazil and an affiliate group, known as ASOR Hack Team, announced the launch of the hacktivist operation, OpOlympicHacking. The announcement used the hashtag “#OpOlympicHacking” and phrase “let the games begin.” The operation was established in protest of the 2016 Rio Olympic games scheduled for August, claiming that the only people to profit […]