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July 1, 2020

Sixgill, an Israeli cyberintelligence company, estimated the volume of orders placed on the site based on comments left by Internet users. As of December 23, 2019, there was an average of 97,616 daily notices, compared to 311,157 as of March 23, 2020: Empire’s activity would, therefore, have more than tripled in the first quarter of 2020.

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June 18, 2020

Israeli tech firm Sixgill, which studied Empire from January until late March, documented a tripling in purchases as measured by customer feedback, from 97,616 reviews on December 23, 2019, to 311,157 per day by March 23, 2020.

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May 29, 2020

For users of the Splunk Enterprise Security Platform, the integration leverages Sixgill’s power to supercharge threat research and incident response with access to real-time threat intelligence. Darkfeed relies on Sixgill’s vast collection of deep and dark web sources, and it provides unique and advanced warnings about new cyberthreats.

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May 29, 2020

The cyber intelligence company Sixgill is reporting that dark web drug sales offers soared nearly 500% over the first few months of this year as drug dealers took to the web to continue doing business in a time of social distancing. The number of drug items for sale on dark websites monitored by Sixgill jumped from 4,154 in December 2019 to more than 24,000 by April 2020. MDMA postings more than doubled, marijuana postings increased more than five-fold, and cocaine postings jumped 10-fold. “Feedback, while an imperfect metric for purchase volume, is a reliable indicator of the rate of transactions,” Sixgill explained. “Feedback volume for cannabis, cocaine, and MDMA all nearly doubled over the past half year.”

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May 28, 2020

According to a new report by cybersecurity firm Sixgill, many offline dealers flocked to the dark web amid the coronavirus lockdowns as the streets emptied and people hunkered down in their homes. The dark web, for those who may be unfamiliar, is an online ecosystem filled with websites, forums, and other platforms that aren’t visible by search engines or your regular web browser. And it’s for that very reason that illegal markets often conduct business there.

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Independent logo May 28, 2020

Listings for illegal drugs on the dark web – a hidden section of the internet that is only accessible with specialist software – surged by 495 per cent in recent months, as lockdowns forced dealers to seek alternative ways of distributing their products.

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May 28, 2020

The supply of dark web drugs soared nearly 500% over the first few months of this year as dealers took to the internet to continue trading, according to new data from Sixgill. It reported that although the supply of malware, phishing kits, and stolen accounts has been pretty steady over the past 12 months, that of illegal drugs has spiked recently as government lockdowns forced individuals off the streets.

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May 28, 2020

A near 500 per cent increase in listings for illegal drug sales on the dark web has been spotted by researchers, who say the nation’s dealers are all having crash courses in onion browsing and underground marketplaces to shift their wares online; safer and easier than pretending to be a delivery driver and making failed attempts at blending in.

 

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May 25, 2020

Consumers need to be extra vigilant right now, says Dov Lerner, security research lead at cybersecurity threat intelligence company Sixgill. Don’t give credit card or other personal information to anyone over the phone, don’t click on unknown links in emails and don’t even answer the door for someone claiming to be from the government unless they can show proper identification.

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Times of Israel may 21, 2020

OurTalent, OurCrowd’s jobs portal, currently lists 350 vacant positions from within its portfolio companies, with fresh opportunities added each week. The top recruiting companies include SixGillBioCatch, and Locusview.

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May 20, 2020

The Independent/Sixgill investigation found that mentions of Fortnite on the dark web have risen directly with the game’s monthly revenue. Epic Games, the creator of Fortnite, profited $3 billion in 2018; that’s a lot of money for a “free” gaming system.

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Business Insider logo May 20,2020

While it’s far from a complete list, here’s a look at some of the cybersecurity startups
bringing innovation and investment opportunity to a down economy.

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May 12, 2020

A tweet from Sixgill says that one of the stolen Zoom accounts used to belong to a major healthcare provider in the United States. Another one was previously owned by a small business. Some seven others were identified to be once handled by different educational institutions

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May 6, 2020

As someone who knows the industry inside and out and as an investor keyed into what’s happening and what’s next for cybersecurity, Zohar seemed like the perfect person to talk to about the impact of coronavirus. 

In this exclusive interview, Zohar shared what covid-19 means for cybersecurity companies, what the smartest companies are doing right now to prepare for after the crisis ends, and why everyone should be looking for alternatives to in-person conferences. 

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May 1, 2020

Account takeover (ATO) attacks are getting more effective and higher in number, as cybercrime actors have already figured how useful and valuable they are. Stealing one’s credentials opens multiple ways of further exploitation and monetization, while for the victims, it can be a devastating experience and a catastrophic event. Sixgill dives deeper into the matter and has compiled a detailed report where the most prominent ways of ATO evolution are laid out.

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SC media dark web April 30, 2020

Researchers at Sixgill have noted that the number of dark web forum/marketplace references to ransomware in March – the month COVID-19 forced massive lockdowns across the U.S. – increased 50 percent compared to the average number of ransomware mentions compiled over the previous three months.

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April 29, 2020

With access to this new intelligence stream, joint customers can integrate a real-time, automated feed of deep and dark web indicators into their existing security infrastructure and operations via Anomali ThreatStream.

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April 22, 2020

In recent weeks, criminals have used people’s Social Security numbers, home addresses and other personal information — much of which was available online from past data breaches — to assume their identities and bilk them out of their stimulus checks and unemployment benefits.

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April 15, 2020

Cybersecurity firm Sixgill revealed that it discovered an actor in a popular dark web forum had posted a link to a collection of 352 compromised Zoom accounts. Sixgill told Yahoo Finance that these links included email addresses, passwords, meeting IDs, host keys and names, and the type of Zoom account. Most were personal, but not all.

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April 13, 2020

Zoom—the leading video communication app used by schools and businesses to work remotely during the coronavirus pandemic—has fielded multiple security issues over the past several weeks. Last Tuesday, a report from Mashable detailed a similar breach identified by cybersecurity firm Sixgill, which outlined the potential consequences of third parties gaining unauthorized access to users’ accounts.

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April 13, 2020

Over 500 hundred thousand Zoom accounts are available for sale on the dark web and hacker forums. Sellers are advertising them for .0020 cents each, in some cases they are offered for free. The huge trove of account credentials was not stolen by Zoom, instead, it appears the result of credential stuffing attacks that leverage records from third-party data breaches.

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April 8, 2020

The teleconferencing application Zoom has recently been under fire as they confront a handful of security issues while their app continues to rise in popularity from employees working from home during the Coronavirus pandemic. While issues of unauthorized information sharing surfaced in the previous week, the platform is facing another big problem thanks to the dark web.

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April 8, 2020

Sixgill states that these credentials can be used to accomplish a plethora of seedy activities, such as eavesdropping on corporate calls and identity theft, among others. Zoom has been under fire recently for security concerns surrounding the app and company policies related to the release of the personal information of its users to third party entities.

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April 7, 2020

As Zoom confronts numerous security issues amid a spike in use of the service during the coronavirus pandemic, yet another problem for the video conferencing platform has entered the stage, thanks to the dark web.

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April 7, 2020

The link with the compromised accounts was discovered on April 1st, 2020 and it is believed that rather than profit, scammers have posted these accounts for the purpose of trolling Zoom meetings.

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April 6, 2020

Zoom Video Communications (ZM) has been the saving grace for millions of people stuck at home, trying to figure out how to work and maintain social relationships in isolation. But the videoconferencing platform has already become a target for scammers, according to a cybersecurity firm that monitors the dark web, the internet’s unlisted phone book of shady sites.

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no camels logo March 30, 2020

The global coronavirus pandemic has forced a new reality where millions of people across the world now work from home. And although a majority of the discussion is – rightly – focused on social distancing, flattening the curve, developing treatments, and coping with quarantines and self-isolation, a largely overlooked aspect has been the threat of COVID-19 on the cybersphere.

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March 20, 2020

This virus is a perfect storm, at an unprecedented scale,” said Dov Lerner, security research lead at cybersecurity threat intelligence company Sixgill, on CNBC Make It. When people are afraid for their health and faced with major economic uncertainty, he said, “It is something that we would fully expect scammers to pounce on.”

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March 19, 2020

As tough as it can be, consumers need to be extra vigilant right now, Lerner says. Don’t give credit card or other personal information to anyone over the phone, don’t click on links in emails that lead to payment pages and don’t even answer the door for someone claiming to be from the government unless they can show proper identification. You should assume it’s a scam until someone proves otherwise, he says.

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March 18, 2020

Threat intelligence provider Sixgill has announced a new product that allows organizations to integrate a real-time, actionable dark web data feed into any security platform.

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February 19, 2020

Cybersecurity firm Sixgill, which found that stolen credit card info has skyrocketed on the Dark Web recently, shared images of the marketplace with Yahoo Finance, showing listings for tools that carry out scams on consumers and data dumps for sale.

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February 13, 2020

The new funding, Sixgill says, will be invested in expanding its global operations and strengthening core products to support its growing portfolio. The funding round was led by Sonae IM and REV Venture Partners and also saw participation from Our Crowd and from previous investors Elron and Terra Venture Partners.

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tc logo February 11, 2020

Sixgill raises $15M funding round led by Sonae IM and REV Venture Partners. Crowdfunding platform OurCrowd also participated in the round as did previous investors Elron and Terra Venture Partners.

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February 1, 2020

 כנס סייברטק יוצא לדרך עם 20,000 משתתפים מ-94 מדינות שונות ברחבי העולם, מהמזרח הרחוק ועד למערב. במהלך האירוע נכחו משלחות רבות ממדינות כדוגמת קנדה , ארצות הברית, הודו, בולגריה ועוד. מספרים אלו מכתירים רשמית את סייברטק 2020 לאחד מאירועי הסייבר הגדולים בתולדות מדינת ישראל

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January 28, 2020

The amount of stolen credit card numbers on the dark web in the last six months of 2019 tripled compared to the first six months, a sign that credit card frauds and hacks are getting worse. A new report from cybersecurity firm Sixgill, which monitors dark web marketplace activity, found that 76,230,127 compromised cards were offered for sale in the markets. This is up 200% from the 23 million in the first half of the year.

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Mailonline ISIS extremists prince george dark web message January 28, 2020

he number of stolen credit cards for sale on the dark web saw a massive spike in the second half of 2019, it has emerged. Sixgill security experts reported more than 76 million compromised cards were available for purchase in the last six months of the year – three time more than what appeared in the first half.

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