data breach

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