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Inside the Dark Web: Fraud Guides

Inside the Dark Web: Fraud Guides

Dark web markets often conjure thoughts of illegal and stolen goods - like drugs, data, and weapons. But these markets also peddle criminal methods, which appear in tens of thousands of fraud guides across several dark web markets. In an effort to further combat the...

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Excuse Me, Could I Borrow Your W-2?

Excuse Me, Could I Borrow Your W-2?

Tax season is here, and with it a new wave of personally identifiable information (PII) leaks. Due to the high volume of information being passed around, it is easy for some of it to end up in the wrong hands. W-2 forms often go from payroll companies, to employers,...

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This Week: Dark Web Chats and User Error

This Week: Dark Web Chats and User Error

This week, two prominent examples of a dark web market - AlphaBay and Hansa - found their customers’ data leaked online by an individual who previously warned the market administrators about the vulnerabilities. Meanwhile, an Australian agency accidentally leaked the...

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This Week: Ransomware Goes Gold

This Week: Ransomware Goes Gold

A new FBI leak appeared to ring in the new year, but many believe that the “leak” contains false information. Goldeneye ransomware set a gold standard for exploited HR departments, and the squirrels are up to no good. GOLDENEYE FOR RANSOMWARE Recently, cyber criminals...

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Seasons Greetings from the Dark Web

The holiday season provides a glimpse into the ways the dark web economy continues to mirror standard commerce. In particular, we’re taking a look here at Black Friday sales on the dark web, just as we did last year. One of the points we like to make most often here...

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This Week: Halloween on the Dark Web

While you were out preparing your costumes and decorations, dark web vendors offered a little Halloween festivity with discounts and new products. But it’s not all spooky savings - some dark web criminals aren’t afraid to do the cyber equivalent of toilet papering...

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