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December 16, 2017

Federal agencies and large financial institutions are among those turning to an Israeli-based dark web intelligence company to prevent cyberattacks.

Sixgill combs the dark web for malicious actors, covertly monitoring activity, with the aim of averting hacks and data breaches. Barry Spielman, Vice President of marketing at Sixgill, spoke to RT at the European Cyber Threat Summit in Dublin, Ireland, for our YouTube Cyber Security Video Series.

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December 14, 2017

A review of 2017 finds it was littered with everything from natural disasters to large-scale public acts of terror that injured and claimed the lives of thousands in the U.S. alone.

Nationwide recently revealed that 58% of companies were affected by some form of a cyberattack in 2017, yet many were unaware of it. Among the companies hit were a number in the insurance industry.

Cyber security experts at Sixgill, a company that specializes in monitoring and interpreting activity on the Dark Web, say insurance companies are at risk of further attacks, and the number of attacks will only continue to rise.

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December 14, 2017

“Sixgill” refers to the breathing apparatus of a shark. Deep. Silent. Stealthy. SIXGILL offers software and services which function like “your eyes in the Dark Web.”

Compared with reports about Dark Web activity from other vendors providing Dark Web analytic, monitoring, and search services, the Dark Web Notebook team pegs s SIXGILL in the top tier of services.

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November 17, 2017

Avi Kasztan, Co-Founder & CEO of Israeli cyber security firm Sixgill, speaks to CNN’s Samuel Burke about allegations North Korea is behind cyber attacks hitting major industries.

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November 17, 2017

CNN’s Business and Technology correspondent Samuel Burke, interviews Sixgill’s CEO, Avi Kasztan, on CNN Espanol, about North Korean Cyberwarfare, in the wake of the story about the “Fallchill” malware.  The US government has warned that North Korean state-sponsored hackers have been targeting the aerospace, telecommunications, and finance sectors since 2016 with the FallChill malware that can secretly take over a computer.

 

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October 29, 2017

ISIS fanatics have made a chilling threat against Prince George saying: “Even the royal family will not be left alone,” it has been claimed.

The sick extremists allegedly posted a picture of the future King outside his £20,000-a-year school in Battersea, South London on encrypted instant messaging app Telegram with the horrifying message.

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October 29, 2017

Using the encrypted instant messaging app Telegram the terrorists said: “Even the royal family will not be left alone.”

The brain-washed ISIS followers chilling added a picture of Prince George next to his school, Thomas’s Battersea, in south London, according to the Daily Star Sunday.

There was a national outcry on social media as the news broke of the sick plot. Britons took to twitter to declare their outrage.

Barry Spielman, whose internet surveillance company, Sixgill, has been tracking Telegram channels since the start of the year, said: “Our intelligence suggests that these threats are to be taken seriously.
“Over the last 12 months, we have seen both official and non-official Isis channels move over to Telegram.

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October 29, 2017

ISIS fanatics have made a chilling threat against Prince George saying: “Even the Royal Family will not be left alone,” it has been claimed. The barbarous extremists allegedly posted a picture of the future king on encrypted instant messaging app Telegram with the horrifying message.

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October 29, 2017

Islamic State militants have posted what appear to be threats against 4-year-old Prince George online, according to British media.
A photo of the preschool-age prince was discovered on an encrypted instant-messaging app, Telegram. Cybersecurity expert Barry Spielman told the Daily Star, “This threat to Prince George is chilling.”
“Our intelligence suggests that these threats are to be taken seriously,” he said.

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October 29, 2017

Isis have made a sickening threat to kill Prince George at school, it has been reported. Shocking messages referencing the royal family have been detected on the surreptitious communicative service Telegram, it is claimed. Islamic extremists prefer communicating on Telegram because messages are encrypted and keep the user’s location and identity unknown. The social media platform has been labelled by cyber-security experts as a ”breeding ground” for terrorists.

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October 29, 2017

ISIS-supporting extremists have threatened to attack Prince George at his London school, warning, ‘Even the royal family will not be left alone’, it has been claimed.

The extremists allegedly posted the message alongside a photo of the future king entering his Battersea school on Telegram, an encrypted instant messaging app.

 

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October 29, 2017

ISIS fanatics added a picture of the future king next to a photo of his school in Battersea, south London. They included the address with the caption “school starts early”.

It also featured words in Arabic taken from a jihadi song which translates as, “When war comes with the melody of bullets, we descend on disbelief, desiring retaliation”.

Our investigators uncovered the hate-filled threat on the anonymous Telegram messaging service.

Barry Spielman, whose internet surveillance firm Sixgill has been tracking Telegram channels since the start of the year, said: “Our intelligence suggests that these threats are to be taken seriously.

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October 28, 2017

Um das Dark Web ranken sich seit jeher Gerüchte und Mythen. Es gilt unter anderem als Ort des Verbrechens. Alle Formen illegaler Waren, Dienstleistungen und gestohlener Güter werden dort angeboten. Doch offenbar hat es eine ganz andere Geschichte.

Laut dem Sicherheitsexperten Barry Spielman war Dark Web immer ein Ort für dunkle Geschäfte. Das Dark Web sei von der US-Marine gegründet worden, um Dissidenten in anderen Staaten die Möglichkeit zu geben, anonym mit der Außenwelt zu kommunizieren. Genau diese Möglichkeit zur anonymen Kommunikation, habe aus dem Dark Web später einen Ort für Kriminelle gemacht.

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October 24, 2017

In spite of a long streak of high-profile busts over the past few months, illegal trading on the dark web seems to be burgeoning – so much so that some vendors have began leaving behind popular marketplaces to set up their own private shops. The move towards private P2P shops represents “the natural evolution of a successful vendor that has grown on a traditional [dark web] market,” according to cybersecurity firm Sixgill.

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September 24, 2017

שולחן עגול: הפעם אנחנו עוסקים בנושא שקוראים לו סייבר סקיוריטי שהוא נושא גדול כגודל האוקיינוס האטלנטי. אנחנו הפעם ננסה לכוון את הדיון לשני כיוונים. אחד, קודם כל הרי אנחנו יודעים שסייבר זה משהו שמדברים עליו הרבה, אבל לא תמיד מאותה זווית. הייתי שמח אם בהתחלה יציג כל אחד את תפיסתו.  מה החשיבות של מניעת סייבר, מה הנזקים שסייבר יכול לגרום, ובעצם סביב השאלה האם הכול פריץ שזו הכותרת של הדיון הזה.

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September 13, 2017

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “On the Radar: Sixgill Highlights Threats and Enables Real-Time Prioritization of Alerts” company profile has been added to Research and Markets’ offering.

Enterprises with their own security analysts, law enforcement agencies, the intelligence community, and national governments require data on threat actors to inform their hunting activities, for which the Dark-i platform is clearly relevant.

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September 2, 2017

The dark web showcases the worst parts of the internet – but it also shows us it’s possible to browse without giving up our privacy.

Online anonymity is a double-edged sword. The privacy afforded by the dark web creates the perfect hiding place for criminal organisations to buy and sell stolen credit card information or plot the next cyber attack. “The amount of money changing hands on the dark web is huge,” says Avi Kasztan, CEO of the Israel-based cyber intelligence firm SixGill.

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August 23, 2017

Malware targeting the Mac operating system has seen a significant growth in the first half of this year, according to security firm Malwarebytes.

The App Store is not immune to these threats, said Reed. “For example, the recent Proton remote access Trojan that plagued Mac users fooled many experienced, security-minded people who became infected.

Proton was discovered for sale on a closed Russian cyber crime message board by researchers at security firm, Sixgill.

 

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August 22, 2017

Sixgill is an Israeli Cyber intelligence firm that specializes in disruptive technology, Dark-i, their main product, is designed to automatically gather relevant intelligence from within the dark web, disrupt malicious communications and even get criminals arrested. In this article, I was honored to interview the brilliant mind behind Sixgill, CEO Avi Kasztan, and get a taste of the great mystery called the Dark Web.

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August 4, 2017

Hard Luck to Israel Darknet users following the recent announcement of the government to block all activities deemed illegal on the internet including the Darknet marketplaces.

Israeli cyber intelligence firm, Sixgill as part of the war against the illegal users, unearthed the Darknet some time ago. Avi Kasztan, the CEO and co-founder of Sixgil said to reporters that: “Cyber criminals have created a digital marketplace where unscrupulous students can purchase or gain information necessary to provide them with unfair and illegal academic credentials and advantages.”

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August 4, 2017

Fondée en Israël en 2014 Sixgill s’est focalisée sur l’observation des pirates informatiques qui gravitent dans le Darkweb qui permet d’anticiper les attaques de toutes sortent du DDOS, au vol de numéros de cartes de crédit, aux attaques sur les VIP ou sur la e-réputation. Avi Kasztan, le CEO de Sixgill rencontré lors de notre voyage d’étude en Israël, considère que le Darkweb est un réseau social dans lequel il s’infiltre pour mieux contrer les cyberattaques.

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August 2, 2017

In the deepest, shadiest corners of the Dark Web, there are crooks and extremists plotting attacks against people, states, and organizations. It’s an area of the internet little-known to everyday-citizens of the world. But tech experts are monitoring the Dark Web, and insurers might be able to reap the benefits of learning what is being discussed in the most nefarious chatrooms out there.

Sixgill, based out of Israel, with operating staff in the United States and Europe, analyzes and forecasts cyberattacks through auto-monitoring chatter in the Dark Web, and by forming profiles on some of the net’s anonymous criminals.

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July 25, 2017

With the proliferation of commercial-off-the-shelf UAVs employed by extremist organisations in the Middle East, the defence and security sector continues to ramp up capabilities to not only detect such threats but also effectively counter them. Encrypted and anonymous communications nodes including chat channels such as Telegram, Whatsapp, Threema and Signal are being used to educate combatant leaders, groups and even so-called ‘lone wolves’ worldwide.

Undoubtedly the largest growth area for terrorist organisations in the Middle East is the proliferation of UAV intelligence across the Internet. Israeli cyber intelligence specialist company Sixgill said it has witnessed significant uplift in not only information but also activities since the start of February 2017.

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July 14, 2017

Dark web marketplace AlphaBay’s closure last week followed an international law enforcement operation and multiple raids, it has emerged. It has also been reported that a key suspect who was arrested in the raids has died in custody.  The world’s biggest online drug bazaar dropped offline on 5 July, sparking fears that its administrators had disappeared taking a swag bag of digital currency with them, pulling an “exit scam” like other dark web marketplace kingpins before them.

Avi Kasztan, chief exec of Sixgill, predicted that “Dream Market” is likely to become the next major player on the dark web.

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June 5, 2017

In today’s world, cybersecurity’s at the top of everyone’s mind. But the DarkWeb seems beneath everyone’s attention. Why should most companies care about the DarkWeb when they’re doing business normally and legitimately, “above-ground,” so to speak? “Why do they care?” asks host Richard Jaobs.

Barry Spielman of Sixgill answers. “To a very large degree, our solution is meant for those who understand or are beginning to understand the importance of the DarkWeb.” Since its inception, the Darkweb has become a mammoth black market. From weapons to drugs, you can buy just about anything.”

Listen to learn more about how Sixgill protects businesses from Dark Web threats.

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June 3, 2017
Disrupt 100 celebrates the businesses with the most potential to influence, change or create new global markets. The list has been compiled and curated by the world’s leading entrepreneurs, investors and business people.
Sixgill: #57

The ‘dark web’ accounts for 96% of the internet and is not accessible by an everyday internet user or search engine. Instead, it is where cyber criminals increasingly come for hacking and fraud, and to trade stolen credit card numbers and personal information.

Not anymore. Using unique dark-i technology and fully automated intelligent monitoring algorithms, Sixgill penetrates deep into this world, automatically and covertly monitoring the dark web to prevent cyber-attacks before they occur. It also detects and controls organisational data leaks, observes cyber criminals during the planning of attacks, and generates both real-time alerts as well as customable and actionable intelligence.

Read more at http://disrupt100.com/company/sixgill/#oXt3FoSLDJc3dcsq.99

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June 1, 2017

For the last several years, I have been an academic advisor to Netexplo, a Paris-based affiliate of UNESCO that conducts a survey of digital innovations around the world, using its network of universities to identify innovation trends that seem to manifest themselves year after year. They emphasise that the trends are based on the 2,000 or so ideas that the students locate every year, and many of these trends will fail to realise their full potential: it is not a forecast at all.

Sixgill – an application for probing the “dark web” to identify and predict patterns of criminal activity. It does continuous mass surveillance of the dark web to try and spot criminal activity, hacks or leaks before they occur. (Israel)

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May 16, 2017

ב–2010 זיהתה הממשלה את הפוטנציאל של ישראל בתחום הטכנולוגיות הפיננסיות, שלימים זכו לכינוי פינטק. כחלק מתוכנית של משרד האוצר לעידוד תעשיית ההיי־טק (תוכנית “יתרון יחסי), יזמה הממשלה פרויקט שנועד למשוך לישראל גופים פיננסיים בולטים שיקימו פעילות פיתוח בארץ, בתקווה שתקום סביבם תעשייה בתחום. שבע שנים מאוחר יותר, פינטק הוא כבר באז־וורד שחוק, ופעילות סיטיבנק (Citibank) בישראל היא סיפור ההצלחה שניתן לייחס לתוכנית.

חברות בולטות נוספות בפורטפוליו של האקסלרטור הן סיקסגיל (Sixgill),שפיתחה מערכת התרעה על איומי סייבר על ידי ניטור הרשת האפלה (Darkweb), ופיי־קי (Paykey), שפיתחה מקלדת להעברת תשלומים דרך הסלולר עבור בנקים.

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May 12, 2017

Popular open source MacOS video converter HandBrake was compromised by malware for nearly five days earlier this month, a message from the company behind the application revealed Monday. A download mirror server used to host HandBrake was hacked, and a modified version of HandBrake that contained a variant of the OSX.Proton Trojan was uploaded in its place, meaning anyone who downloaded the app from the compromised server may have been infected.

An analysis published by security researchers at cyber intelligence firm Sixgill found the malware is able to spy on user activities. It is capable of monitoring a user’s keystrokes, uploading files remotely to the victim’s machine, downloading files from the internet, taking screenshots of user activity and gaining root access to the device.

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May 11, 2017

According to Israeli threat intelligence firm Sixgill, certifications and degrees are very cheap and it is possible to hire hackers to break into the university computer systems and alter grades. Sixgill identified several hackers that could be hired to compromise systems at the University in order to change grades and remove academic admonishments.

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May 8, 2017

Hackers compromised a download server for a popular media-encoding software named HandBrake and used it to push stealthy malware that stole victims’ password keychains, password vaults, and possibly the master credentials that decrypted them, security researchers said Monday. Over a four-day period ending Saturday, a download mirror located at download.handbrake.fr delivered a version of the DVD ripping and video conversion software that contained a backdoor known as Proton, HandBrake developers warned over the weekend.

Proton is a full-featured, professionally developed Mac malware that sells for as much as $63,000 on dark-Web crime forums. It’s a general-purpose backdoor that offers a range of features, including keylogging, remote login access, the ability to take and upload webcam and screenshot videos and images, and the ability to steal stored files. An earlier version of Proton shipped with a valid code-signing signature that Apple uses to certify the trustworthiness of third-party software, according to this analysis from security firm Sixgill. Earlier this year, Apple developers updated macOS to automatically detect that version, Reed said.

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May 8, 2017

Popular open source MacOS video converter HandBrake was compromised by malware for nearly five days earlier this month, a message from the company behind the application revealed Monday.

An analysis published by security researchers at cyberintelligence firm Sixgill found the malware is able to spy on user activities. It is capable of monitoring a user’s keystrokes, uploading files remotely to the victim’s machine, downloading files from the internet, taking screenshots of user activity and gaining root access to the device.

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May 8, 2017

Last year, the Transmission torrent app was hacked not just once, but twice, to install the KeRanger ransomware and, later, the Keydnap backdoor. Now, the same thing has happened to the popular DVD-ripping HandBrake app, which is installing a new variant of the Proton malware. The real HandBrake 1.0.7 app was replaced with a malicious copy on May 2. This issue was discovered and the malicious app was removed on May 6, also a security warning was posted on the HandBrake website. Both the HandBrake website and the copy of HandBrake available via Homebrew (a command-line software installation system) were affected.

What is Proton?

Many people may never have heard of Proton before. Earlier this year, a signature for Proton was silently added to Apple’s XProtect signatures, but nobody ever saw a copy. Later, Sixgill wrote up findings that revealed Proton was malware up for sale on the dark web.

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May 4, 2017

בהודעה חריגה מזהירה ענקית הטכנולוגיה מלחיצה על קישור לקבצי docs משולח שאתם כביכול מכירים. בתרמית ניתן להשתלט על החשבון שלכם.

אלעד לביא, סמנכ”ל טכנולוגיות ומייסד Sixgill, המנטרת איומי סייבר ב-Dark Web, אמר בעקבות האזהרה של גוגל: “אנחנו רואים עכשיו אסטרטגיית פריצה ידועה הקרויה פישינג. זהו מצב שבו האקר מעמיד פנים שהוא מישהו שהמשתמש מכיר והוא מנסה לקחת אותו לדף פיקטיבי שבו הוא יצטרך להכניס את כל האישורים. כל המידע האישי הזה עובר להאקר ולאחר מכן למכירה ב-Dark Web. לפעמים המייל שמגיע למשמש כולל תוכנה זדונית (Malware)”.

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April 28, 2017

Afin de traquer la criminalité jusque dans les moindres recoins, la société Sixgill a développé une technologie de cybersécurité qui lui permet de découvrir et de surfer sur les sites les plus importants du Dark Web.

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April 27, 2017

Sixgill (www.cybersixgill.com), a leading cyber-intelligence company that analyzes the Dark Web, is announcing today that it’s been selected as one of the top ten most innovative and promising digital initiatives of the year at 10th Netexplo Forum in partnership with UNESCO.

The Netexplo Forum is an annual event held in partnership with UNESCO on digital innovation. The event highlights some of the most innovative and promising companies from around the globe that are inventing new forms of education, communication, information, solidarity and management.

The nomination further solidifies Sixgill’s standing as one of the leading cyber-intelligence companies in the world. The company was previously selected as one of the top five most innovative companies at the Cybox competition at Cybertech 2016.

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April 22, 2017

Vous voulez gagner une place pour un voyage dans la société du futur, sans quitter Paris ? Les 30 premiers “Obsonautes” qui enverront un email à events@netexplo.org en précisant qu’ils viennent de “l’Obs” auront droit à une invitation gratuite pour le 10e Forum NetExplo Observatory, à l’Unesco les 26 et 27 avril.

Poursuivre les escrocs, terroristes et autres mafieux qui se terrent dans les recoins du Dark Web, c’est la mission que s’est donnée Sixgill. Sa technologie de pointe en cybersécurité lui permet de surfer sur cette face obscure du web, d’y repérer les agissements criminels et de bloquer leurs attaques.

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April 20, 2017

Pour sa dixième édition, l’observatoire Netexplo dévoile à nouveau 10 initiatives numériques à fort potentiel de rupture, sélectionnées par les 2000 identifiées par son réseau de veilleurs académiques à travers le monde. Sans surprise, l’intelligence artificielle est au cœur des trois grandes tendances digitales de 2017.

Sixgill (Israël) : Technologie de pointe en cybersécurité qui lui permet de découvrir et de surfer sur les sites les plus importants du Dark Web développée par la société Sixgill.

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April 19, 2017

Netexplo fête cette année son 10ème anniversaire. Né en 2007 (une année symbolique avec la naissance de l’iPhone, le début du programme Watson ou encore d’Android, le lancement de la start-up controversée 23andMe et le poids sans précédent des réseaux sociaux dans l’élection de Barack Obama), l’observatoire indépendant a bâti un réseau mondial, composé d’universitaires et d’experts, pour détecter les dernières innovations et tendances digitales, dans la Silicon Valley mais aussi (et surtout) dans les autres régions du monde.

Basée à Tel-Aviv en Israël, la start-up Sixgill combine intelligence artificielle et cybersécurité pour déjouer les identités cryptées du darkweb et tracer les criminels. La jeune pousse a finalisé un tour de table de 5 millions de dollars auprès de la société Elron en juin dernier.

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March 31, 2017

Décrédibilisé aux yeux de la communauté des cybercriminels, l’auteur d’un cheval de Troie bancaire en publie le code source. Sa création n’est pourtant pas une arnaque.

NukeBot – ou Nuclear Bot – est un cheval de Troie bancaire qui a pour la première fois fait parler de lui en décembre 2016 dans un forum underground à l’initiative d’un certain Gosya parlant russe, et avec un prix de vente aux alentours de 2 500 dollars qui a ultérieurement augmenté.

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March 29, 2017

The author of a powerful banking trojan has leaked his own source code in order to get back into the good graces of the greater cybercrime community, which shunned him for breaches of rules and etiquette on cybercrime forums, IBM’s X-Force threat research team has reported. The botnet, known as Nuclear Bot or NukeBot, is modular trojan featuring a web-based admin panel for control of infected endpoints. A recent analysis from Sixgill found that the malware injects code in Chrome and Firefox, includes a rootkit for 32-bit and 64-bit machines, and bypasses User Account Control and Windows Firewall executions.

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March 15, 2017

News has emerged of yet another malware threat to Apple’s computers, this time in the form of a RAT (Remote Access Trojan) crafted to target macOS – and it has a major security sting in its tail.

The malware, which goes by the name of ‘Proton’, was discovered by security outfit Sixgill on an underground Russian cybercrime forum where developers try to sell their exploitative wares to other malicious users of the dark web.

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March 14, 2017

Security researchers have discovered the existence of a new trojan dubbed “Proton” being marketed in hacking forums to online criminals, claiming to ship with genuine Apple code-signing signatures that could make it a greater risk to victims.

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March 14, 2017

Researchers have found a new version of the Mac malware which can take full control of your PC.

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March 13, 2017

Experts from security firm Sixgill have discovered a new strain of the macOS Proton RAT that is offered for sale on Russian cybercrime underground.

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March 13, 2017

A new remote access tool (RAT) targeting macOS users is currently being advertised on Russian underground hacking forums, a custom website, and through YouTube videos, security researchers from Sixgill have discovered.
Believed to have launched late last year, this new threat, named Proton RAT, comes with many features such as the ability to execute console commands, log keystrokes, take screenshots, access the user’s webcam, open SSH/VNC remote connections, and show popups requestions additional info such as credit card numbers, login credentials, and others.

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March 10, 2017

Apple iPhone users are less likely to download malicious apps than Android smartphone owners – for now. Earlier this week, cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks discovered 132 Android apps infected with malware in the Google Play store. Any app featured in the iOS store has gone through an in-depth examination – the thorough vetting process blocks “widespread malware infection” among iPhone users, but malicious software targeting iOS-based systems is on the rise, according to a report from SIXGILL last month.

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March 9, 2017

Long gone are the days that Mac OS users can legitimately claim that malware only affects Windows machines. Malware in general spreads through our lives, daily. New pieces of malicious software appear daily too. Usually Windows machines and isolated browsers are the target but Apple’s Macintosh line is not exempt. As a testament to this statement, researchers found a new brand of malware, again targeting Mac OS.

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March 7, 2017

High demand is placing a strain on services already struggling to find the right talent.
For technology driven economies reliant on electronic communication and secure data storage, cybercrime is a prevailing threat that’s increasing in frequency and constantly evolving to bypass safeguards.
Unlike the basement dwelling stereotype, the hacking community is a big business that bares an uncomfortable resemblance to legitimate industry. “It seems that in the cybercriminal field, not only are they highly skilled but also good businessmen running very big industries,” says Avi Kasztan, CEO of cybersecurity firm Sixgill. “What makes a difference is that in general they are well organised and have made a profession from their activity.”

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March 6, 2017

“Intelligence company, Sixgill discovered the advertisement of the malware on Russian message boards popular with cyber-criminals, going for 40 bitcoin….The [Sixgill] report notes that perhaps its most deadly quality is that it uses real Apple code-signing certificates. This means, add the authors, that Proton creators have managed to falsify Apple Developer ID Program registration or used stolen credentials. Its this edge that might contribute to the vendors labelling their product “fully undetectable”.”

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March 2, 2017

Despite the macOS-based malware being paraded around the internet, researchers are finding it hard to score samples.

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March 2, 2017

No one is safe from malware these days, even macOS users. 2017 has been a banner year for malware on Apple computers, including a new threat that allows total remote control from a web console.

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March 2, 2017

High demand is placing a strain on services already struggling to find the right talent
For technology driven economies reliant on electronic communication and secure data storage, cybercrime is a prevailing threat that’s increasing in frequency and constantly evolving to bypass safeguards.

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February 28, 2017

Two new malware threats in a week this past month, plus others in January, brings the 2017 Mac malware count up to 6 – and growing.
On Valentine’s Day, Mac users got a special “treat” in the form of new malware. That same week, there were signs of yet another piece of malware looming. These threats were overshadowed a bit by the discovery last week of the second ransomware app to ever appear on the Mac, but they’re still worthy of consideration.

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February 20, 2017

Hackers Selling Undetectable Proton Malware for Mac in 40 BTC

Hackers are selling a malware for Mac devices on a prominent dark web marketing claiming mthat it is undetectable and comes with capabilities including taking full control of macOS devices by evading anti-virus detection. Dubbed Proton by its developers, the malware is a RAT (Remote Administration Tool) and is being sold in one of the leading closed Russian cybercrime message boards. The discovery was made by Sixgill, a cyber-intelligence company that detects cyber-attacks and sensitive data leaks originating from the Dark Web before they occur.

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February 20, 2017

macOS Proton malware is undetectable, available on the dark web for 40 BTC

Malware is undoubtedly a growing problem for nearly everybody. Even relatively clean sites and services have been inundated with malware, making it more important than ever to have a solid computer security plan in place. Proton malware is a new threat for macOS that allows users to take complete control over the victim’s computer. Once installed Proton is completely undetectable. Proton is a Remote Administration Tool (RAT) discovered by the team at Sixgill, a company that searches for possible attacks and breaches originating from the Dark Web before they can be executed.

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February 19, 2017

Hackers Selling Undetectable Proton Malware for macOS in 40 BTC

Hackers are selling a malware for Mac devices on a prominent dark web marketing claiming that it is undetectable and comes with capabilities including taking full control of macOS devices by evading anti-virus detection.

Dubbed Proton by its developers, the malware is a RAT (Remote Administration Tool) and is being sold in one of the leading closed Russian cybercrime message boards. The discovery was made by Sixgill, a cyber-intelligence company that detects cyber-attacks and sensitive data leaks originating from the Dark Web before they occur.

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January 27, 2017

Darknets are the right places where to find illegal product and services, it is quite easy to find malicious code and also botnets of any type. The security researchers at security firm Sixgill discovered a new malware dubbed Nuke HTTP bot offered for sale on a forum in the Dark Web.

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January 22, 2017

Interview with Sixgill CEO Avi Kasztan about detecting and controlling organizational data leaks.

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January 12, 2017

The Dark Web made headlines over the previous months with a series of cyber attacks on major companies, such as the hacking and sale of a billion Yahoo accounts, that included over 150,000 U.S. government and military employees, as well the release of porn site user account emails and passwords. As threats from the Dark Web grow, so do companies finding means to mitigate them. One such firm is Sixgill, an Israeli cyber intelligence company, that purports to uncover and defuse data leaks and cyber-attacks coming from the Dark Web before they can even occur while informing their clients of priority threats through real-time alerts.

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January 11, 2017

Security researchers have uncovered a new malware strain, dubbed Nuke, put up for sale on the dark web by an alleged Russian cybercriminal going by the pseudonym Gosya. Researchers noted that the malware comes with several features, including “bot killer” abilities, which allows it to remove all competing malware from an infected machine. According to researchers at cybersecurity firm Sixgill, which specialises in detecting and defusing cyberattacks and data leaks originating from the dark web, the Nuke malware comes with Chrome and Firefox code injecting abilities. It fully supports 32-bit and 64-bit systems alike and is also capable of bypassing UAC and Windows Firewall executions.

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