Cyber Security

Demonstrating the Importance of Intelligence for National Security at ISDEF 2019

by Colleen Gustitus

posted at May 28, 2019

Though the meaning of “security” has evolved significantly over the last several years, one fact remains certain: protecting people, property, and assets has never been more important than in today’s rapidly expanding risk landscape. In addition, while this applies to mission-critical organizations of all shapes and sizes, there is one market that must contend with

The Awakening of PoS Malware (or, has it really been dormant?)

by Verint Cyber Threat Intelligence Research Team

posted at May 7, 2019

The peak of activity of Point-of-Sale (PoS) malware was in late 2013 (with the disclosure of the notorious Target breach[1]), and over the course of 2014, when we witnessed the development and trade of new PoS malware strains. The vigorous discussions on hacking communities at the time, has led hackers to believe PoS malware would

The hackers behind the ‘9/11 papers’ extortion

by Verint Cyber Threat Intelligence Research Team

posted at January 24, 2019

On December 31, 2018, a cybercrime group going by the handle The Dark Overlord (hereafter TDO) claimed he had hacked an unnamed company, and exfiltrated a large volume of sensitive documents related to the 9/11 terror attacks-related lawsuits. TDO aims to extort the impacted organizations into paying a Bitcoin ransom and he already published batches

Growing Awareness of the Darknet in China following Huge Domestic Database Breaches

by Verint Cyber Threat Intelligence Research Team

posted at November 27, 2018

In recent weeks, we have identified a growing awareness on Chinese security blogs and mainstream media, to the existence of the Darknet, and the activities of Chinese users on its platforms. The focus is mostly on the sale of leaked data, mainly of Chinese citizens. One of these leaks pertained to the Huazhu hotel group