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A Trip to the Dark Site — Leak Sites Analyzed

A Trip to the Dark Site — Leak Sites Analyzed

January 19, 2022The Hacker News
Gone are the days when ransomware operators were happy with encrypting files on-site and more or less discretely charged their victims money for a decryption key. What we commonly find now is encryption with the additional threat of leaking stolen data, generally called Double-Extortion (or, as we like to call it: Cyber Extortion or Cy-X). This is a unique form of cybercrime in that we can observe and analyze some of the criminal action via 'victim shaming' leak sites. Since January 2020, we have applied ourselves to identifying as many of these sites as possible to record and document the victims who feature on them. Adding our own research, analyzing, and enriching data scraped from the various Cy-X operators and market sites, we can provide direct insights into the victimology from this specific perspective. We must be clear that what we are analyzing is a limited perspective on the crime. Nevertheless, the data gleaned from an analysis of the leak-threats proves to be ex
IoT SAFE — An Innovative Way to Secure IoT

IoT SAFE — An Innovative Way to Secure IoT

December 23, 2021The Hacker News
By the end of 2021, there will be 12 billion connected IoT devices, and by 2025, that number will rise to 27 billion . All these devices will be connected to the internet and will send useful data that will make industries, medicine, and cars more intelligent and more efficient. However, will all these devices be safe? It's worth asking what you can do to prevent (or at least reduce) becoming a victim of a cybercrime such as data theft or other forms of cybercrime in the future? Will IoT security ever improve? In recent years, the number of security vulnerabilities related to the Internet of Things has increased significantly. Let us start at the very beginning — most IoT devices come with default and publicly disclosed passwords. Moreover, the fact is that there are many cheap and low-capacity Internet of Things devices that lack even the most basic security. And that's not all — security experts are discovering new critical vulnerabilities every day. Numerous IoT devic
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