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Itay Kozuch

Itay Kozuch
Itay Kozuch is the Director of Threat Research at IntSights. He is a cybersecurity expert with over a decade of experience managing cyber-security and threat research. Prior to IntSights, Itay served as a Manager and Head of Cyber Technologies at KPMG. He previously led cyber projects and served as a CISO for major companies in Europe, West Africa and Central America.
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Cyber Monday is less than a week away. For this year’s holiday season, analysts expect total sales to surpass $720 billion. That’s a lot of money changing hands, and as we’ve seen in previous years, any time there is a high volume of transactions and activity, cybercriminals will flock to get a...

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles." This is quote from Sun Tzu's famous book, The Art of War. To defeat your enemy, you must know your enemy, and the same goes for the world of cyber security. The financial services industry is the...

It comes as no surprise, but the financial services and banking industry is the most-targeted industry by cybercriminals. The amount of user and account data available across the Dark Web has allowed cybercriminals to run large-scale fraud attacks and more successful phishing campaigns across a...

There’s no question that the threat landscape is constantly shifting for financial services companies. Throughout 2017 and the first half of 2018, we’ve seen a continued increase in attacks that directly target financial organizations, which comes as no surprise. However, increased access to...

When it comes to dark web black markets, anonymity is key. To help maintain their anonymity, dark web black market users leverage a variety of tools and technologies that mask their identity and location. It’s important to know how these tools are used so you can perform reconnaissance and...

Anonymous web browsers (like Tor and I2P) have created what has become known as the Dark Web, enabling users to access and host websites completely anonymously. Naturally, this has given rise to a large community of underground illegal black markets and forums, where users can buy or sell almost...

Whether you’ve visited the Dark Web or not, you’re likely aware that it’s comprised of various anonymous forums and black markets. Many of these Dark Web black markets are used for illegal activities, like buying and selling drugs, weapons, confidential documents and illegal services. While you...

On May 12, 2017, WannaCry ransomware surprised the world and began spreading across hundreds of thousands of computers around the globe. To build the attack, WannaCry’s creators exploited an EternalBlue vulnerability, which was stolen by the Shadow Brokers from the NSA (National Security...

Cyber threat intelligence has become a key component of any cyber security strategy because it provides a new dimension of visibility, monitoring and intelligence gathered from multiple source across the clear, deep and dark web. Many CISO’s consider cyber threat intelligence  to be an essential...

OilRig is an Iranian-linked Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) group, which also goes by the names of Cobalt Gypsy, Twisted Kitten and Crambus. The group was identified in 2015 and is believed to be linked to the Iranian Intelligence agency and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). At...

Origin country: Russia

Origin country: UnknownOther names: “TSB”, “TheShadowBrokers”First seen: 2016Famous attacks: “Attack on Equation group – NSA”TTP’s: Data Leakage, Vulnerability Exploit

IntSight’s “CRT” researchers have discovered evidence that suggests a global phishing attack is being planned against “Minecraft” users.  At the time of this blog’s posting, it is not known who is planning the attack. Evidence of an attack in the planning stages consists of a list of 268 email...

Just this past week, news surfaced about Russian hacking group, Fancy Bear, targeting defense contractors’ personal email accounts to steal secrets on some of the most forward-leaning, advanced U.S. technologies.