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April 18, 2019

The Dark Web is a well-known term for the parts of the internet that aren’t indexed by mainstream search engines. It can only be accessed by specialist browsers that route web traffic through a series of proxies, making all users on the Dark Web completely anonymous and very difficult to trace.

Expert Insights met SixGill’s Barry Spielman to talk about how their platform is helping businesses to identify threats on the Deep and Dark Web by looking at it ‘like a social network’.

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March 29, 2019

Hace ya unos cuantos años que las selfies empezaron a ponerse de moda. A partir de ahí, los teléfonos con cámara frontal se han convertido en algo indispensable en los smartphones y el fenómeno llegó hasta el famoso y a la vez odiado ‘palo selfie’. Sin embargo, estas fotografías también pueden suponer un peligro para la seguridad y están siendo comercializadas en la Dark Web.

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March 24, 2019

Um jogo extremamente popular e que é responsável pela movimentação de milhões de dólares pode ter até mesmo problemas fiscais. Pelo menos é isso que podemos afirmar com a notícia publicada pelo jornal britânico The Independent.

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March 21, 2019

Gli operatori del riciclaggio di denaro non difettano certo di creatività. Merito dell’esperienza, certo, così come dell’evoluzione tecnologica che, suo malgrado, offre spesso opportunità inedite. Lo dimostra il settore del gaming online, comparto promettente ma non privo di insidie. Basta un po’ di abilità informatica e una certa conoscenza dei lati oscuri della rete. E il gioco è fatto.

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March 4, 2019

Inside the super-popular online game “Fortnite,” players must evade gunfire and rocket launcher attacks to be among the last ones standing in the multiplayer free-for-all. But even bigger dangers involving the game await players in the real world. Online profiteers hawking enhanced abilities for players’  “Fortnite” characters in exchange for their account login information could take over the account or, worse, steal credit card information in the account for fraud. Other internet peddlers pitch discounted or free allotments of the game’s virtual currency, V-bucks, used to pay for new costumes and dance animations for in-game characters. What seems like a bargain could, in reality, be a transaction that assists cyber-criminals launder money spent acquiring stolen data on the Dark Web.

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March 4, 2019
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February 28, 2019

Israeli threat intelligence firm Sixgill, which detects threats on the Dark Web, discovered “chaos on the commute.” According to an email about the find, “an experienced threat actor” is “selling admin access to a Chinese railway company. This access would enable criminals to manipulate train control systems, affecting over one million residents living in the urban core of Hubei Province.”

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February 25, 2019

Dünya çapında 200 milyon kullanıcısı olan Fortnite kadar popüler olan çok az oyun var. Bu freemium (oyun ücretsiz fakat oyun için satın alma opsiyonları var) oyun o kadar popüler ki, geliştiricisi Epic Games, 2018’de 3 milyar dolar kazandı. Fakat Independent’in bir raporuna göre Fortnite’tan para kazanan tek şey Epic Games değil. Oyunun para birimi olan V-Bucks, dark web’te giderek artan bir şekilde para aklama aracı olarak kullanılıyor.

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February 20, 2019

At the end of last year, cyber security specialists at Sixgill told KitGuru that Epic Games’ lack of security was allowing criminals to pinch Fortnite accounts and effectively launder money. Despite catering to an entire store now, it seems as though the company is still lacking in this area as affected players continue to come forward.

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February 15, 2019

There have been reports of how Fortnite was being used by money launderers to change cash from black to white. And now according to a new report a group of hackers have used PUBG as a tool for communication in a heist they conducted where they stole $2.4 million in total. Local authorities have detained the culprits and have recovered 54,000 lira in cash and 1.3 million lira worth of cryptocurrency stolen from a domestic cryptocurrency company.

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February 15, 2019

Le jeu vidéo Fortnite, lancé en 2017, est devenu l’un des plus populaires au monde: fin 2018, il comptait plus de 200 millions de joueurs. Ce jeu, qui est disponible sur quasiment toutes les plateformes, est gratuit. Mais les joueurs peuvent progresser plus rapidement en achetant des V-bucks, une monnaie virtuelle qui sert à acquérir des objets ou des armes qui seront utilisés par les personnages du jeu. The Independant a révélé il y a quelques jours, avec l’aide de la société de cybersécurité Sixgill, que des malfaiteurs se servaient des V-bucks pour blanchir de l’argent sale.

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February 14, 2019

Jakarta: Meskipun uang kripto atau cryptocurrency nilainya disebut semakin melesu tapi usaha pencurian lewat peretasan layanan bursa uang kripto tidak ikut sepi. Baru ini pencurian dalam nilai besar terjadi di Turki melibatkan kelompok berisikan 24 orang pelaku.
 
Dikutip dari media lokal Istanbul, Turki, Daily Sabah,telah terjadi pembobolan terhadap perusahaan uang kripto dengan nilai sebesar Turki Lira 13 juta atau setara USD2,47 juta (Rp34,9 miliar) pada tanggal 12 Februari lalu. Tim polisi siber langsung melalukan investigasi saat menerima laporan ini.
 

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February 11, 2019

As eleições europeias de Maio estão a preocupar políticos e jornalistas pelo potencial da desinformação, termo generalizado na expressão inglesa fake news. Mas os ciberataques aos media têm também potencial para afectar a credibilidade jornalística.

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February 6, 2019

Le 17 janvier dernier, le chercheur en cybersécurité Troy Hunt a lâché une bombe sur web. Dans un long article posté sur son blog, il a raconté qu’il avait identifié un fichier contenant des millions de mails et de mots de passe. Ces derniers étaient facilement accessibles sur la plateforme de partage de fichier Mega. L’expert fouille un peu plus et découvre rapidement cinq autres collections de comptes. Au final, il met à jour la plus grande fuite de données personnelles de toute l’histoire du web avec 2,6 milliards de données sensibles

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February 4, 2019

Hackers are selling stolen log-in details for major media organisations – potentially allowing fraudsters to plant fake news or malware.

Intelligence analysts say dark web hackers are advertising the security details of news websites and agencies to allow buyers to post or edit content.

Cybersecurity expert Omer Carmi, director of Sixgill, told news publication Foreign Policy: “For anyone with a strategic will or the strategic motivation to do that, it is a piece of cake.

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February 4, 2019

Sixgill, an Israeli threat intelligence company, recently revealed that a Russian-language darknet forum has been selling access to the content management systems of a variety of news sites. According to the company, the illicit trade has been going on since October 2018. One bundle that the darknet website offered contained logins to 1,425 U.S.-based news sites.

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February 1, 2019

Computer security researchers have recently noticed a disturbing trend in the dark corners of the web: Hackers are increasingly advertising access to the websites of media organizations, offering to sell stolen credentials that would allow the buyer to edit and post articles or plant malware on their websites.

Gaining access to the content management systems of media organizations would potentially give hackers the ability to turn newspapers, wire services, and magazines into unwitting participants in disinformation operations

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January 21, 2019

Fortnite, o battle royale da Epic Games, trará de volta skins temáticas da NFL. Na semana do Super Bowl LIII entre Los Angeles Rams e New England Patriots, que jogarão no dia 03 de fevereiro, os uniformes dos finalistas estarão disponíveis no game por tempo limitado.

Sucesso na temporada regular em 2018, apesar do pouco tempo a disposição dos jogadores, os uniformes de Rams e Patriots estarão disponíveis a partir de 01 de fevereiro, mas ainda sem uma data certa para deixar o game. Fortnite recebe também o modo NFL Rumble Limited Time Mode, no qual dois times de 20 jogadores se enfrentam com os uniformes dos finalistas da NFL.

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January 22, 2019

According to a report by The Independent and cybersecurity firm Sixgill, digital murder isn’t the only crime being committed in the Fortnite universe. V-bucks, the in-game currency, are now being used to launder actual money from stolen credit cards.

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January 21, 2019

Podcast: Noam Kehati, Cyber Intelligence Analyst at Sixgill, talks about interesting conversations she’s had with cybercriminals on the dark web as well as Sixgill’s research into dark web criminal activity.

Today’s Agenda is as follows:

  • About Sixgill
  • What is the dark web?
  • Mapping the dark web as a social network.
  • Conversations with cybercriminals.
  • How individuals and enterprises can protect their information.
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January 21, 2019

Last week, news site Axios published a report detailing how Israeli cybersecurity firm Sixgill had discovered Russian dark web forum postings where large amounts of international and American news sites’ admin login credentials were being sold.  While the credentials were priced in U.S. dollars in the postings in question, the Axios report didn’t delve into how purchases were conducted. Bitsonline reached out to Sixgill to see if cryptocurrencies were likely involved in related login sales, and the firm’s intelligence expert Alex Karlinsky said it was almost certain.

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January 21, 2019

עבריינים בדארקנט הופכים את סנסציית הגיימינג פורטנייט , על כל 200 מיליון המשתמשים שלה, לקרקע פורייה להלבנת כספים מכרטיסי אשראי גנוביםכך טוענת חברת הסייבר הישראלית SixGill.

 בדו”ח שפרסמה החברה בנושא נכתב כי “המשחק הפופולרי תפס את עינם של עברייני הרשת, מה שהוביל להפיכתו למערכת עבריינית משגשגת. ככל שגדלה הפופולריות של המשחק, והמערכת הכלכלית סביבו הופכת למגוונת יותר – ההונאה במשחקים מסוג זה צפויה להיות נוכחת יותר“.

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January 18, 2019

The virtual currency used by millions of gamers who play “Fortnite” has become popular with money laundering cybercriminals, according to reports. Money launderers use stolen credit cards to purchase V-bucks – which players use to purchase weapons, outfits and other items in the wildly popular game – from the “Fortnite” store and then resell them on the dark web. Agents with the cybersecurity firm Sixgill posed as customers and uncovered operations being conducted globally in Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Arabic and English.

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January 18, 2019

Fortnite, a popular game that has members of all ages, has been associated lately with money laundering schemes, run by international criminal groups. The game has its own premium in-game currency called V-Bucks, which in this case was the main asset that helped to launder the money. An investigation done by The Independent and Sixgill, a cybersecurity firm, reveals that criminals buy these V-Bucks with stolen credit cards, and then they sell them again for cryptocurrency on the dark web as a way to ‘clean’ the money.

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January 17, 2019

Criminals are using stolen credit cards to buy Fortnite “V-bucks” then sell it “in-bulk” on the dark net to wash the proceeds- and the company doesn’t seem to be doing much about it, say cybersecurity experts cited in The IndependentSixgill and The Independent conducted a collaborative investigation into the criminal use of Fortnite V-bucks.

 

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January 15, 2019

Separate hackers on a Russian-language hacker forum have offered to sell access to the content management systems of bundles of news sites since October, notes Israeli threat intelligence firm Sixgill, which would give buyers the ability to edit or upload their own news stories. One offered access to 1,425 U.S. sites.

Why it matters: “We get a sense of urgency from looking at this stuff,” said Alex Karlinsky, a intelligence expert at Sixgill. “It may seem like a small thing, but in this era of political bots and trying to influence opinion, this is another way to do that.”

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January 15, 2019

Criminals are turning to video game mega-hit “Fortnite” and its 200 million players as an easy way to launder cash from stolen credit cards, according to cyber intelligence firm SixGill.

“‘Fortnite’s’ format and popularity have drawn the attention of cybercriminals, and resulted in a thriving criminal eco-system around the game,” according to a report by the company. “As the game’s popularity increases and the financial system around it becomes more diverse, fraud involving games such as ‘Fortnite’ is likely to become more prevalent.

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January 14, 2019

תחקיר של האינדיפנדנט חושף רשת פשיעה שמפתה שחקנים לרכוש את הכסף הפנימי של המשחק בהנחה, ומצליחה להלבין כך מאות אלפי דולרים

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January 14, 2019

Criminals are using the hugely popular video game Fortnite to launder money through its in-game currency, The Independent can reveal. The online battle royale game has become popular with children and teenagers because it is free to play and available on every major gaming platform. But the money spent within the game to buy outfits, weapons and other items has also made it popular with cybercriminals. An investigation by The Independent into online black markets selling V-bucks, together with research by cyber security firm Sixgill, revealed the scale of the money laundering operations.

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January 7, 2019

Quoi de mieux qu’un jeu vidéo ultra populaire pour arnaquer des enfants ? Sur Fortnite, des escrocs blanchissent de l’argent volé sur le darknet en vendant de la monnaie virtuelle aux joueurs.

Avec ses 200 millions de joueurs, Fortnite est LE jeu vidéo qui cartonne. Cette popularité n’a évidemment pas échappé aux escrocs qui y voient une source inépuisable de pigeons à plumer et de revenus faciles. D’après la société de cybersécurité Sixgill, de nombreux criminels utiliseraient le système pour blanchir de l’argent volé.

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