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What We’re Reading This Month: August 2022

Blimey, August already? This year has absolutely flown by and shows no signs of slowing down. This month has been another busy one for those in the world of Cyber Threat Intelligence. We’ve been deep diving into a new attack framework, multiple attackers targeting your network at the same time, and the impact of globalization […]

HolyGhost’s Bargain Basement Approach to Ransomware

Recent reporting from Microsoft has shone light on the “HolyGhost” ransomware group, a cybercriminal outfit originating from North Korea. While this might appear like yet another ransomware group, in what is an increasingly saturated market, HolyGhost holds a number of distinctions from their peers. Conducting cybercriminal operations from a communist state represents a number of […]

The role of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) in facilitating cybercrime

You’d have to have been living under a rock to have avoided the excitement surrounding Non-Fungible-Tokens (NFTs) in the last year, which have taken both the cryptocurrency and art world by storm. NFTs have been in existence since 2014, existing as a digital receipt recording ownership of digital and physical assets; this includes art, videos, […]

Of Death and Taxes: File Early To Beat The Scammers

Tax season has officially started! The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of the US will be accepting tax returns between January 24 and April 18 this year. While this may seem like plenty of time for all the people out there dreading submitting their tax forms, it is probably a good idea to get started now. […]

Valentine’s Day: Share your love, not your credentials

Roses are red, violets are blue. Your files are encrypted. Please send BTC to address two twenty-two.  As the yearly day of love approaches, this is probably something you’d like to avoid. While Valentine’s day may draw imagines of love hearts, chocolates, and flowers, the occasion also represents an opportunity for those without warm intentions. […]

Black Friday: Is there a threat actor in your shopping cart?

Black Friday represents a huge opportunity for consumers to purchase a range of items at cut-rate prices: Electrical items, furniture, cosmetics, and video streaming services can all  be bought at a fraction of what they would normally cost. It’s also a good time to get some cheap deals for early holiday presents (if you’re clever […]

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Week 1 – Managing Your Digital Shadow

This week is the first week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), which runs from October 1 to October 31. Throughout the month, Digital Shadows (now ReliaQuest) will be releasing a series of blogs that will cover important topics that aim to increase your cyber awareness. This first week we will start with simple, […]