Although the practice of alerting the public with new CVEs (Critical Vulnerabilities and Exposures) is a crucial component in contemporary cyber-security strategy, Dark Web threat actors are actively searching for new vulnerabilities and investing considerable effort in finding ways to exploit them before organizations can protect themselves.
Web-Based Crypto Wallet Hijacking
Cybercriminals have managed to redirect web-based crypto-wallet DNS queries to a malicious mirror website. By doing so, they were able to steal $17m in Ethereum.1 The hackers pulled off a BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) hijacking attack on the website’s DNS service host, causing it to receive a false IP address and direct users to a phishing website. As a result, the users became victims of the attack, losing their stored wallet’s crypto-currency.
Sixgill Threat Report: Will EU Regulation Aid Cyber Criminals?
During the last few months, global corporations have been extremely busy with implementing the needed changes in order to be compliant with the upcoming GDPR regulation. While this happens, cyber-threat actors are preparing themselves for the possible consequences, without a clear picture of whether GDPR will hurt them or benefit them.
Sixgill-Forrester Research Webinar Q&A
On February 20, 2018, guest Forrester Senior Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals, Josh Zelonis, joined Avi Kasztan, CEO and Co-Founder of Sixgill, in a webinar that discussed why threat intelligence in general and threat intelligence from the Dark Web in particular, is critical in today’s cyber threat environment. Below are answers to questions that came up as part of the webinar as well as some additional insights from Josh and Avi. The recorded webinar is available for viewing at the following URL: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/16201/299429?utm_source=Sixgill&utm_medium=brighttalk&utm_campaign=299429
Webinar – Demystifying the Dark Web: Why Threat Intel from Anonymous Networks is Critical
Threat intelligence is a critical factor in defending increasingly complex environments from sophisticated attacks. Join Sixgill and Forrester guest speaker Josh Zelonis for a fireside chat where we’ll explore how attackers are leveraging the deep and dark web, and how your organization can benefit from this type of intelligence.
Sixgill Investigative Report: Cybercrime and the Bitcoin Dilemma
In this investigative report, Sixgill analyzes how the exponential growth in the value of bitcoin has inadvertently disrupted the dynamics of the cybercrime economy, and put criminals at an unprecedented crossroads, bringing speculation and uncertainty to the core of financially motivated cybercrime.