Forumology II: Journey of a Threat Actor

This report analyzes the digital footprints left by threat actors on underground forums, uncovering the myriad factors that influence dark web activity.

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Threat Hunting to Catch Adversaries, Not Just Stop Attacks

Join Threatpost and Cybersixgill’s panel of experts for a tour of the dark web and learn how to track threat actors before their next attack.

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The Ultimate Guide of Deep and Dark Web Research – Part 2

Seven Strategies For Researching The Deep and Dark Web

Discover Seven Strategies for Researching the Deep and Dark Web in the Ultimate Guide to Dark Web Research – Part 2

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The Ultimate Guide of Deep and Dark Web Research – Part 1

How to Leverage Deep and Dark Web Research to Boost Your Cybersecurity Program

Discover how to boost your cybersecurity program by uncovering relevant, timely, and actionable insights with dark web Threat Intelligence.

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Underground Financial Fraud H1-2021

This report analyzes the incidents of financial fraud on the underground throughout the first six months of 2021.

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Winning the RAT Race

The Story of ToxicEye

This report analyzes ToxicEye, a Remote Access Trojan (RAT) leveraging the Telegram messaging platform as a command-and-control infrastructure through which to target compromised devices for ransomware attacks.

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American CISO

Dealin’ with cyber in a star-spangled manner!

We talked with American CISOs from organizations of various sizes and industries to offer a sneak-peek into the minds of these execs and gain perspective, insight and inspiration to drive change in your organizations cyber operations.

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A Rough Patch

CVE Sharing on the Underground

Learn about the underground’s reaction to CVE announcements, the popularity of CVE scanning tools and the correlation between CVSS scoring and underground chatter.

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Consciousness of Streaming: How many Netflix and Disney+ accounts are on the dark web?

Just how many Netflix & Disney+ accounts were distributed on the deep and dark web in 2020 through Q1 2021? Find out the trends in terms of numbers and top account-types.

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Fixing the broken middle

How the Cybersixgill DVE Score helps prioritize vulnerabilities

Uncover how to dynamically identify and prioritize the vulnerabilities presenting the greatest risk over the next 90 days with Cybersxgill’s new DVE Score.

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Banned of Bothers: The Rise of Hardware Spoofers in the Gaming Industry

This report uncovers the emerging trend of hardware spoofing tools (HWID) on the underground, aiding gamers evade anti-cheating software and guarantee a competitive edge in an industry with vast potential for monetary gain.

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The Struggle is Real: 5 challenges every CISO faces and a way to to tackle them with agile threat intelligence

Learn how to tackle the top 5 challenges every CISO faces in their career. Effectively manage the huge amount of data points, accelerate threat detection and response by implementing a continuous, fast, iterative, and smart methodology.

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Jargon of the Dark Web: 23 Must-Know Slang Terms of Cyber Threat Intel Professionals

To tap the dark web’s potential as a valuable cyber threat intel source, you need to know the terminology and slang terms that threat actors use.

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Dialed In: How Attackers Gain Access to Victim’s SMS

By accessing SMS messages, attackers can reset account passwords, bypass security and gain access to sensitive information. This report shines a light on the full menu of exploits and how to protect yourself from SMS hackers.

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Cybersixgill Investigative Portal

Cybersixgill DVE Score: Datasheet

Cybersixgill Investigative Portal

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OpenBullet: The Threat Actor’s New Magic Bullet

This threat report analyzes one of the most widely shared cracking tools on the deep and dark web: OpenBullet.

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Dark Reading Report: State of Threat Intelligence 2021

Dark Reading’s State of Threat Intelligence 2021 survey report finds that many organizations still struggle to keep up with the cybercrime threat landscape – and makes the case for a new, agile way of thinking.

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2021 Cybersecurity Salary Survey Results

How much are cybersecurity professionals earning, and what factors affect their pay? Check out our new report, for insights to help you move your career forward.

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2021 SANS Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) Survey

The 2021 SANS Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) Survey, sponsored by Cybersixgill, shows the impact of COVID-19 on cyber threat intel.

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The State of the Underground Annual Report 2020

This report examines dark web activity that took place in the deep and dark web during 2020.

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Underground Financial Fraud Report: H2 2020

This report examines financial fraud activity that took place in the deep and dark web during the last six months of 2020 (H2 – 2020). During this period, 45,033,323 compromised cards were offered for sale in credit card markets monitored by Cybersixgill.

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Off the Grid: Threats to the Energy Sector on the Deep and Dark Web

This threat report analyzes dark web discourse around the energy sector to understand the impact of dark web threats on cyberattacks targeting the industry.

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Threat Hunting Guide for Effective Cybersecurity

Learn how to perform an effective threat hunt with our step-by-step guide and take a proactive approach to cybersecurity.

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Forumology: Dynamics of Dark Web Forums

This threat report analyzes five popular underground forums, from inception to the end of 2020, to help understand a dark web forum’s lifecycle and internal dynamics.

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The Agile Analyst Handbook

Learn how to identify your organization’s maturity level and take the right actions in order to level-up threat intelligence operations.

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Webinar: Agile Threat Intelligence for the Modern Threatscape

Join Jon Oltsik, Senior Principal Analyst from ESG, and Omer Carmi, VP of Intelligence at Sixgill as they discuss the common challenges organizations encounter in their cyber-risk and threat management and creating the right mix of threat intelligence people, processes, and technologies.

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Terms & Conditions Apply: Refund Fraud on the Dark Web

As eCommerce sees growth during the COVID-19 pandemic, the fraud phenomenon of refunding has similarly boomed. This report examines underground discourse of “refunding” trends, tactics and procedures (TTPs).

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ESG Showcase: Cybersixgill and Threat Intelligence Modernization

A new report from ESG explains why today’s threat intelligence teams struggle to keep up with the threats they face and how can Cybersixgill can help.

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Not What the Doctor Ordered: Threats to Healthcare on the Underground

As the world races towards a coronavirus vaccine, the healthcare industry has remained a focal point for cybercriminals. This report investigates why the industry is frequently targeted, and why it remains vulnerable.

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Dark Web Politics: A Guide to 2020 Election Chatter on the Dark Web

With the imminent US presidential elections gripping both American and global discourse, this report explores how Decision 2020 is playing out on the deep and dark
web.

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Another Brick in the Firewall: Dark Web Threats to Education

This report highlights some of the most popular education topics among threat actors in the underground and recommendations that can help prevent cyberattacks.

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#NOFILTER: Social Media Hacking from the Underground

This report examines the economic and the personal motivations that drive abuse of social media platforms on the dark web.

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Cybersixgill Darkfeed: Datasheet

Corona Cash: Payment Platforms on the Dark Web During Covid-19

Though mentions of payment platforms were already on the rise, they spiked tremendously during lockdowns. This report focuses on trends and shows examples of how payment apps provide critical infrastructure in dark web financial crime.

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Cybersixgill Study: How Darkfeed’s Unique Indicators Accelerate Protection from Threats

 

We took a sample of 15,000 of Darkfeed’s IOCs and compared that sample with IOCs from more than 40 leading antivirus providers to see what portion of our IOCs were also identified by their systems.

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Gaming the System: An Overview of Dark Web Threat Against the Gaming Industry

Citing data and specific examples of underground conversations, our latest threat report illustrates why the risk of gaming-related fraud is so serious.

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Webinar: End-to-end Threat Intelligence with a Unified CTI Solution

Join technological leaders JR Reicherts of K&U, and Sumukh Tendulkar of Cybersixgill, to learn how to leverage the strengths and capabilities of Cybersixgill Darkfeed and King & Union Avalon in order to accelerate time-to-intel and improve cyber collaboration.

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Underground Financial Fraud Report: H1 2020

This report examines financial fraud activity that took place in the deep and dark web during the last six months of 2020 (H1 – 2020), with 45,130,117 compromised cards offered for sale in credit card markets monitored by Cybersixgill.

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Remote Desktop Pandemic

Download this report to learn how the danger posed by compromised RDP servers has changed recently in light of the coronavirus outbreak, as well as practical steps you can take to stay safe.

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7 Secrets of Top Performing Analysts

Leading cyber threat intelligence analysts share their tips and best practices for success in today’s cyber environment in this 7-step guide.

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When the Underground Comes A-knocking: Hacks & Exploits of Smart Home Devices

As employees working from home implement a variety of connected devices, the potential attack surface becomes larger, with more endpoints attempting to reach company networks.

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Webinar: Level-up Threat Hunting in ThreatConnect with Cybersixgill’s Automated Darkfeed

This webinar discusses how Cybersixgill Darkfeed automatically collects malicious IOCs from the deep and dark web and provides ThreatConnect users with actionable insights, to proactively block threats before they are deployed.

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Whitepaper: How Cybersixgill Solutions Help Minimize Your Cyber Risk

To learn how Cybersixgill’s investigative portal leverages the dark web to give you the insights you need to protect your business’ critical assets, download this whitepaper by information security expert David Strom.

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Webinar: Crime Time – The Impact of COVID-19 on the Underground Economy

With digital cooperation becoming quickly the new normal for threat actors, and as crime is switching from street corners to the dark alleys of the web, the underground economy is booming.

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In It To Win It: eSports Hacks, Exploits & Fraud on the Underground

The forums of the gaming hacks and Twitch exploits analyzed in this report contain hundreds of thousands of posts referencing carding/fraud techniques and credit card data for sale.

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Webinar: Maximize Cortex XSOAR Performance with Cybersixgill Darkfeed

Join us to explore how Cybersixgill and Cortex XSOAR (previously Demisto) are enabling customers to scale and accelerate their incident prevention and response by combining deep and dark web intelligence with automation.

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The Corona High: COVID-19’s Boost to the Underground Illicit Drug Economy

Narrowing in on the dark web drug economy reveals a microcosm of how illicit economies adapt to such crises, showcasing the unique rule of the internet in providing flexibility and resilience to illicit activities.

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Overstimulating: CARES Act Fraud on the Deep and Dark Web

Multiple news sources have noted that the stimulus checks and the forgivable loans made under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) from the U.S. government were attractive targets for a myriad of fraud schemes.

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Combating the Growing Sophistication in the Stolen Credentials Marketplace

At the end of 2019, account takeover (ATO) fraud accounted for 16% of fraud-related losses. The dark web provides fraudsters with intelligence that enables them to infiltrate your customers’ accounts without raising any suspicions.

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Webinar: YOU Are the Product – Combating the Identity Takeover Marketplace

This webinar reveals insights and details about how fraudsters are leveraging the dark web marketplaces and the processes by which online criminals are monetizing these types of attacks.

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Zooming in on Zoom: Discourse on Video Conferencing Applications in the Underground

With millions of people now working from home, the use of video conferencing apps such as Zoom has skyrocketed, creating an opening for hackers to take advantage of the many new users unfamiliar with the technology.

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Coronavirus Discourse Update

While the majority of discourse surrounding COVID-19 is informational, there is a troubling rise in malicious intent, as threat actors seek to monetize this crisis through a variety of illegal methods.

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Virus in the Wild: Coronavirus Discourse on the Dark Web

 

We noted interesting patterns of discourse in secure messaging apps, such as Telegram, QQ, and Discord, as well as a spike in discourse on deep and dark web forums surrounding COVID-19.

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The Ultimate Guide To Dark Web Intelligence

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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Underground Financial Fraud: H2 2019

During the last six months of 2019 (H2-2019), 76,230,127 compromised cards were offered for sale by threat actors in illegal credit card markets monitored by Cybersixgill, compared to 23,319,709 cards offered in H1-2019.

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Fowl Play: Threat Actors Also Preparing to Celebrate During Thanksgiving Holiday

As the holiday shopping frenzy officially begins, many consumers will turn to e-commerce stores to make their purchases, giving threat actors an opportunity to capitalize on this increased spending for their own gain.

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Calling Your Number: SIM Swapping on the Dark Web

SIM swapping is a form of identity theft through social engineering, allowing the attacker to take control of any account that uses an SMS/call to authenticate login or rest passwords.

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Death by a Thousand Clicks

Sixgill has identified many autoclickers distributed on the underground, including some that employ sophisticated methods to mimic human actions and bypass antivirus software.

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Sniffing in the Dark

Credit card sniffers are relatively few lines of malicious code that are injected into payment pages of e-commerce sites and are very difficult to detect, causing e-commerce clients to unknowingly be victimized.

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Underground Financial Fraud: H1 2019

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 Cybersixgill.

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Cybersixgill 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.

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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 financing and retail industries.

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Carding and the Digital Gaming Industry

With more than 125 million players and revenues of over 300 million dollars every month, “Fortnite” has rocketed to the top of the online gaming industry, resulting in a thriving criminal eco-system around the game.

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