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Our experts’ unique discoveries, observations, and opinions on what’s trending today in Business Risk Intelligence and the Deep & Dark Web.

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Best Practices for Combating Fraud in the Insurance Industry

November 7, 2017

Today’s fraudsters are nothing if not resilient. After all, combatting fraud is often compared to a game of “whack-a-mole” —and for good reason. Just as organizations across all sectors are continually developing new ways to prevent fraud, fraudsters are continually developing new schemes. While a new anti-fraud measure may help decrease one type of fraud, […]

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Business Risk Profile: Aviation

November 2, 2017

For adversaries seeking to attract global attention, cause widespread disruption, or gain access to proprietary information, the aviation industry can be a desirable target. Not only do the world’s airlines carry more than 3 billion passengers every year and a maintain a substantial stake in the global economy, aviation companies harbor access to an abundance […]

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Business Risk Intelligence for Executive Protection

October 31, 2017

Many of the risks facing today’s organizations have given rise to a crucial consideration across all sectors: just because a threat originates on the Internet does not mean its scope of influence will remain restricted to the cyber domain. In response, more organizations are turning to Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) to address not just cyber […]

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“Ultimate Anonymity Services” Shop Offers Cybercriminals International RDPs

October 24, 2017

Dark Web marketplaces selling access to compromised Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) servers have become increasingly popular in the cybercriminal ecosystem over the past several years. UAS — which stands for “Ultimate Anonymity Services” — is one such popular cybercriminal RDP shop that has been online since February 16, 2016.  UAS offers SOCKs proxies in addition to over […]

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Evolution of the Russian-Language Underground’s Anonymizing Technology

October 5, 2017

Much like a virus that continually mutates to render previously-effective vaccines obsolete, cybercriminals’ ongoing development of new anonymizing technologies empowers them to obfuscate their identities while carrying out illicit schemes. Throughout the Russian-language underground in particular, many adversaries have been known to spend hundreds of dollars on tools designed to help them sidestep the latest […]

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Flashpoint at Les Assises de la sécurité 2017

October 3, 2017

As Director of Intelligence and Operations at Flashpoint, I leverage language, cultural and technical skills to engage with threat actors on the Deep & Dark Web. As I continue to enhance my research and hone my craft, I am continuously searching for ways in which I can expand upon my capabilities, and provide organizations with […]

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How Ransomware has become an ‘Ethical’ Dilemma in the Eastern European Underground

September 20, 2017

It’s no secret that the Deep & Dark Web (DDW) is home to illicit marketplaces and forums, as well as an array of cybercriminal communications. Less obvious, however, are the nuances of these communications, the unspoken code of conduct that exists in cybercriminal communities, and the “ethical” dilemma that certain types of attacks can cause. […]

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