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The pharmaceutical industry is one of the most targeted industries on the web, especially in black market platforms. This comes as no surprise, as purchasing illegal substances has always been something that people are interested in, and where there is demand, there is a market. The price for...

In our recent Dark Side of Asia research report, we uncovered some of the key goods, services, threat actors and motivations behind the growing underground Asian Internet community. One of the largest forces of this community is China, whose Internet population has grown immensely over the past...

“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...

As the threat landscape evolves, so too must a company’s threat intelligence program. Cyber attacks have become more targeted, complex and frequent, and as a result, threat intelligence teams have become overwhelmed with the amount of data and alerts that are associated with “intelligence”. To...

The “Dark Web” is a growing buzzword in the world of cybersecurity and general technology. As it's grown in size and usage, various regions of the world have developed their own dark web communities and “codes of conduct” that can differ quite dramatically. One such region is Asia, whose...

A few weeks ago, I posted a blog about "Digital Footprints" and how cybercriminals use them in their attacks. This is a key challenge for almost every organization, yet most don’t have any tools in place to monitor and track their digital footprint, which means their attack surface is growing...

Earlier this week, Forrester released their State of the Threat Intelligence Platform Market, Q3 2018 Report. In this report, they provided an overview of the market for Threat Intelligence Platforms, and listed 10 companies they felt were the most important vendors in this industry. IntSights...

At the end of May 2018 (only a few months ago), there was a major site takedown that shook the dark web world. This site was Atlenen.com, a major carding site where hackers bought and sold fraud tactics. The site was taken down after Israeli authorities arrested the site’s manager, a Palestinian...

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...

A lot has been said about the term “Digital Footprint”. The term relates to all of the digital bread crumbs left by an individual or a company across the public web. Have you ever uploaded a resume to a site? Posted your birthday photos to Facebook? Published an article? Built a new website? ...

On July 17, Forrester released their New Wave: Digital Risk Protection, Q3 2018 Report. The report features Forrester’s evaluation of the emerging Digital Risk Protection (DRP) market, and shares results of how 14 DRP vendors scored against their evaluation criteria. IntSights is proud to be...

The Dark Web. In the minds of most consumers, it’s the Boogeyman’s cyber-playground. A land of digital anarchy, where guns, drugs and other black market items are traded freely for crypto-currency. There are low-lit individuals concealed in hoodies hovering over a keyboard and striking keys to...

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...

A new type of threat that has been on the rise over the past few years is the use of fake social media profiles for cyber scams. These profiles usually try to impersonate someone or something a user usually trusts, such as big name brands and companies. Fake profiles can be used in a variety of...