SIM swapping is a form of identity theft through social engineering, in which an attacker convinces a wireless carrier to port a phone number from the victim’s SIM card to a SIM belonging to the attacker. Once in posession of the victim’s phone number, the attacker can take control of any account that uses an SMS/call to authenticate login or reset passwords, including email, bank accounts, and cryptowallets.
Fowl Play: Threat Actors Also Preparing to Celebrate During Thanksgiving Holiday
As the holiday shopping frenzy officially begins around the Thanksgiving period, many consumers will turn to e-commerce stores to make their purchases. Given the increase in commerce during the holiday period, threat actors will capitalize on this increased spending for their own gain.
The Ultimate Guide To Dark Web Intelligence
What kind of activities are really happening on the Dark Web? How much is myth and how much is real? Organizations from all industries need to understand the importance of monitoring the Dark Web to prevent future threats and attacks that could be costly and tarnish their reputation.
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Death by a Thousand Clicks
Autoclickers are software that simulates clicking, i.e. user interaction, with a computing device. While they can have legitimate uses, threat actors have found several ways to improve and weaponize them. Sixgill has identified many autoclickers distributed on the underground, including some that employ sophisticated methods to mimic human actions and bypass antivirus software.
Sniffing in the Dark
Credit card sniffers are relatively few lines of malicious code that are injected into payment pages of e-commerce sites. Sniffers copy input credit card information and send it to the attackers’ servers. These attacks are difficult to detect, as sniffers are generally small and stealthy, blending in with legitimate elements of a website. While making a purchase on a reputable site, an e-commerce client can unknowingly be victimized by this type of attack.
Underground Financial Fraud: H1 – 2019
The criminal cyber-underground has long been fertile ground for financial fraud. With increasing overall activity in underground forums and the global transition to economies based on payment cards, malicious activity targeting compromised credit cards is as rampant as ever.
In the first six months of 2019, 23,319,701 compromised credit cards were offered for sale in the underground deep and dark web stolen credit card markets monitored by Sixgill.
Sixgill White Paper: Prioritizing CVEs: A New Approach to an Old Problem
CVEs (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) are lists of publicly available vulnerabilities and exposures related to software and hardware. Their purpose is to facilitate the sharing of data and to alert users of required actions to mitigate potential threats in the cyber world.
Nowadays, CVE identification and prioritization have become a prominent part of every vulnerability management tool, and an integral component in any risk assessment.
Test Before You Buy: Credit Card Checkers
Cybercriminals dedicated to the practice of carding have proven their resiliency over the years, developing new techniques to successfully circumvent the continuously evolving anti-fraud measures deployed by the financial and retail industries, and adapting many of the old techniques they employ. With the introduction of EMV card technology in 2015, the United States witnessed a decrease in fraud rates for card-present transactions. Nevertheless, the business of online carding has remained as relevant as ever. Credit card checking tools have remained a key element in sustaining high success rates of online carding.
CARDING AND THE DIGITAL GAMING INDUSTRY
The Digital gaming industry grossed over $100 billion in 2017. With more than 125 million players and revenues of over 300 million dollars every month, the online multiplayer game “Fortnite” has rocketed to the top of the online gaming industry, surpassing established giants like “World of Warcraft” and “Minecraft”. Fortnite’s format and popularity have drawn the attention of cyber criminals, and resulted in a thriving criminal eco-system around the game.
Forging Documents in the Deep and Dark Web
Threat actors are constantly looking for quick and easy ways to commit fraud, and document forgery is a significant part of that effort. These fake documents can serve a number of illicit purposes, from providing proof of residence for a false identity, through creating legitimate business accounts under that identity, to even traveling internationally using fake biometric passports.
The competition between legitimate authorities and the fraudsters who attempt to dupe them, is likely to continue for years to come. While encryption and identification technologies are constantly improving, threat actors find ways keeping up with these developments. As long as there’s gain to be had, cyber criminals will continue to manufacture and sell forged documents in the deep and dark web.
CVE Publishing: A Race to Protect Against Dark Web Threat Actors Trying to Exploit
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 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.
Sixgill Threat Report: Hacktivist Group “Anonymous” in Slovakia Targets NATO and EU Sites
In Sixgill’s latest threat report, malicious activity of the Slovakian “Anonymous” group was found in the Deep Web message board ‘Hidden Answers’, where threat actors were looking to recruit accomplices for an operation targeting NATO and EU websites.
Sixgill Threat Report: Next Generation Dark Web Markets
The second half of 2017 has been very rocky for Dark Web markets. Two of the largest Dark Web markets were taken down by law enforcement in 2017, AlphaBay and Hansa, the latter being run for a while by law enforcement without users knowing. For a variety of reasons, Dark market vendors are looking for alternative platforms and methods to protect themselves while carrying on their business.
Sixgill Threat Report: How Vulnerable is the Health Care Industry to Cyber Attacks?
Similar to other verticals, the health care industry is vulnerable to cyberattacks that can cause tremendous damage, both to the medical organizations themselves and to their patients. Download new Sixgill Threat Report on the vulnerability of the Health Care Industry.
Sixgill White Paper: Understanding the Dark Web: The Potential Threat and What You Can Do About It
Ever wonder what the Dark Web really is? How it got started? How it became the dangerous place it is? More importantly, what kind of threats are lurking out there, why you need to know about them and what you can do about them? Sixgill has released a White Paper that takes a look at the Dark Web and answers these questions.
Sixgill Threat Report: ISIS on Telegram: Weaponized UAV – ISIS’ New Aerial Weapon
A wealth of security-related information can be found on Telegram, a secure encrypted messaging application operating in the deep web. During the past couple of years, the German-Russian-based Telegram application has emerged as the jihadists’ preferred application for encrypted communications. Looking at examples from just the past few months regarding the use of new weapons by “The Islamic State” (ISIS) demonstrates just how prevalent this trend has become.
Ovum Research On the Radar: Sixgill highlights threats and enables real-time prioritization of alerts
Why put Sixgill Dark-i on your radar?
Today, the dark web conceals a vast underworld of cybercriminals who are collaborating and cooperating on exploits, as well as sharing methodologies. There is clearly a need for platforms suchb as Dark-i so that the enterprises who are targeted by these individuals and gangs can investigate who is focusing on them, what attacks vectors they are using, and how they go about their business,enabling them to organize and structure their response.
SIXGILL Threat Report PROTON – A New MAC OS RAT
Sixgill researchers encountered a post in one of the leading, closed Russian cybercrime message boards. The author of the thread announced a RAT dubbed Proton, intended for installation exclusively on MAC OS devices. The author offered this product in one of the leading underground cybercrime markets. This report contains information about the malware which has drawn extensive interest in the industry. As a result of this discovery, Sixgill was written up in numerous industry articles.