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Cyber Intelligence House signs agreement with INTERPOL to aid in investigating cybercrime

Under the agreement, Cyber Intelligence House (CIH) will be responsible for providing INTERPOL with resources and services that aid in investigating cybercrime, Virtual Asset (VA) crime and combating as well as actively monitoring the dark web, deemed essential for staying one step ahead of criminals around the world. Mikko Niemela, CEO of Cyber Intelligence House, strongly believes that it is a win-win for everyone stating that the “partnership with INTERPOL gives us an excellent opportunity … More


mHealth apps consistently expose PII and PHI through APIs

All of the 30 popular mHealth apps that were tested are vulnerable to API attacks that can allow unauthorized access to full patient records including protected health information (PHI) and personally identifiable information (PII), Approov reveals. The study underscores the API shielding actions now urgently required to protect mHealth apps from API abuse. The Knight Ink vulnerability research study details findings, and also notes that the results are particularly worrisome given the increased reliance on … More


Identity verification market to grow steadily in the next few years

The identity verification market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.1% over the forecast period 2020 to 2025, according to ResearchAndMarkets. Adoption of solutions through stringent regulations and the need for compliance are influencing the market growth. The regulatory authorities have now become more stringent toward KYC (Know Your Customer) and AML (Anti-money Laundering) compliance, among reporting entities. Digital/electronic identity verification solution accounts for significant share Digital identity verification is a market segment … More

CrowdStrike Falcon X Recon: Enabling orgs to get ahead of nation-state, eCrime, hacktivist attacks

CrowdStrike announced the new CrowdStrike Falcon X Recon module that will provide customers an increased level of situational awareness through the deep, broad collection of data from digital sources. Falcon X Recon will help uncover potential malicious activity so security teams can better protect their brand, employees and sensitive data. CrowdStrike Falcon X Recon is designed to go beyond the dark web to include forums with restricted access on the deep web, breach data, source … More


Cybercriminals are using IM platforms as marketplaces

Cybercriminals are increasingly using IM platforms like Telegram, Discord, Jabber, WhatsApp, IRC and others to advertise and sell their goods and services, IntSight researchers have found. While traditional cybercrime sources (e.g., forums, black markets, credit card shops, etc.) continue to see regular traffic, peer-to-peer communication networks and chat channels offer advantages like automated answers and chat bots, less rules restricting advertisements of the types of goods threat actors can sell, as well as enhanced security … More

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What’s trending on the underground market?

Trust has eroded among criminal interactions, causing a switch to e-commerce platforms and communication using Discord, which both increase user anonymization, Trend Micro reveals. Popular underground goods and services The report reveals that determined efforts by law enforcement appear to be having an impact on the cybercrime underground. Several forums have been taken down by global police entities, and remaining forums experience persistent DDoS attacks and log-in problems impacting their usefulness. Loss of trust led … More


What type of data is trending on the dark web?

Fraud guides accounted for nearly half (49%) of the data being sold on the dark web, followed by personal data at 15.6%, according to Terbium Labs. Researchers surveyed three major dark web marketplaces: “The Canadian HeadQuarters”, “Empire Market” and “White House Market,” sorting all data listings into six categories: personal data, payment cards, financial accounts and credentials, non-financial accounts and credentials, fraud guides and fraud tools and templates. Dark web marketplaces mimic big box retailers … More


Week in review: Kali Linux evolution, ransomware getting more fearsome

Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news, articles and podcasts: March 2020 Patch Tuesday forecast: Let’s put the madness behind us Did you survive the madness of February 2020 Patch Tuesday and its aftermath? We saw Windows 7 and Server 2008 finally move into extended security support and then Microsoft pulled a rare, standalone Windows 10 security patch following some unexpected results. How to gather cyber threat intelligence from dark markets … More


How to gather cyber threat intelligence from dark markets without breaking US law

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Cybersecurity Unit has released guidelines for organizations that want to gather cyber threat intelligence from dark web forums/markets but, at the same time, want to stay on the right side of the (U.S. federal criminal) law. The document focuses on “information security practitioners’ cyber threat intelligence-gathering efforts that involve online forums in which computer crimes are discussed and planned and stolen data is bought and sold. It also contemplates situations … More


Cryptocurrency crime losses more than double to $4.5 billion in 2019

Cryptocurrency users, exchanges and investors suffered $4.5 billion in crypto-related losses resulting from thefts, hacks, and fraud, a CipherTrace report reveals. Cryptocurrency crime losses The lion’s share of those losses stem from the staggering growth of Ponzi schemes, exit scams, and misappropriation of funds crimes, the value of which rose 533 percent year over year. Also, traditional financial services have become increasingly infused with crypto assets. For instance, results of an extensive analysis of the … More

ZenFi Networks expands C-RAN network to support 5G build out

ZenFi Networks, an innovative communications infrastructure company focused on enabling fiber optic network, network edge colocation and wireless siting solutions in the NY-NJ metro region, announces the expansion of its C-RAN network with the deployment of over 600 turnkey small cell nodes in Northern New Jersey. In addition to deploying fronthaul fiber to each of these nodes, ZenFi Networks was selected by a major mobile network operator (MNO) to provide wireless siting and network edge … More

Everstream expands its enterprise-grade fiber network in Cleveland

Everstream, the business-only fiber network, announced that it has further expanded its enterprise-grade fiber network in its home city of Cleveland, with the installation of an additional 620 route miles of dense fiber. The high-bandwidth connectivity from Everstream connects businesses throughout Northeast Ohio, with the network now reaching from Toledo in the west to Conneaut in the east and as far south as Mansfield. With recent announcements of expansions into new markets, including Milwaukee, Indianapolis … More