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: Sixgill 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 Sixgill 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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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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Sixgill 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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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 Sixgill.

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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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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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Whitepaper: How Sixgill Solutions Help Minimize Your Cyber Risk

To learn how Sixgill’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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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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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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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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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 Sixgill, compared to 23,319,709 cards offered in H1-2019.

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Foul 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 Sixgill.

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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.

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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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