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Germany Seeks to Heighten Cyber Defences Ahead of a Critical European Parliament Election in May

A 20-year-old student hacked and leaked critical information about approximately 1,000 people in Europe with the intent to sell the information on the dark web. The youngster showed how vulnerable cybersecurity systems in Europe have become and has raised concern as to whether people’s information is safe. The unnamed student lived with his parents and did all the hacking in ... Read More »

Identification of darknet hacker communities (forums, IRCs, carding shops, and darknet marketplaces)

Cyber attacks lead to global losses that exceed $450 billion each year. To address this problem, ethical hackers and researchers put great efforts into Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) development in order to identify hackers and emerging threats. CTI analysts have highlighted the significance of studying the ever-growing online hacker communities. Despite their valuable CTI importance, collection of data from online ... Read More »

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Research: Cyber threat intelligence and the dark web – Overseeing current approaches

Research studies that analyze information regarding various communities on the deep web and dark web have unfolded novel angles in the domain of security informatics. The existence of dark web communities that operate with high levels of anonymity opens the door for data driven approaches that target different means of adversarial reasoning. Such approaches would require certain data that is ... Read More »

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Research: Identification of cyber threats across non-English darknet marketplaces

Proactive Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) technologies are being utilized to alleviate the consequences of cyber attacks via identification of malicious threats springing up in various online hacker communities. Darknet marketplaces, internet relay chats (IRCs), carding shops, and hacker forums represent the most prominent examples of online hacker communities. Darknet marketplaces are unique and pivotal components of these online platforms because ... Read More »

A Californian Man Jailed for DDoS Cyber Attacks

A 44-year-old man from El Segundo, California has been convicted and sentenced to over two years in prison for his role in directing distributed denial of service to two websites that belong to the famous Oklahoma telescope company, Astronomics. The suspect, identified as David Chesley Goodyear, instigated the attacks in August 2016, as reported by the United States Attorney, Robert ... Read More »

Man Charged with Over 135 Cyber Fraud Cases

The cyber cell of Gurugram police announced the arrest of a 27-year-old man who allegedly defrauded over 100 Indians in Delhi-NCR. The arrested suspect allegedly used phishing emails to obtain passwords and other important credentials from his targets. After obtaining the targets’ credentials the fraudster would then use obtained credit card details to make online purchases, he would also make ... Read More »

Ironic murder of a Japanese cyber crime expert and blogger

A Japanese cyber crime expert and blogger was found stabbed in a restroom and pronounced dead at the hospital shortly after. This shocking murder of Kenichiro Okamoto, by an online user with whom he had an online feud is taking the news world by storm. In an ironic revelation, he was attacked shortly after delivering a speech at a conference ... Read More »

Four New Police station and 186 cops to fight Mumbai cyber crime

In response to the high cyber crime cases recorded in Mumbai, the government has set up proactive measures with the introduction of 186 officers and five new police stations. The high record of cyber crime in the cities, with Mumbai recording 38 percent of the total crime in Maharashtra has called for urgent action to be taken. The report confirms ... Read More »

Canada to Spend $1 Billion of Federal Budget on Fighting Cyber Crime

Cyber attacks grabbed the headlines last year when hackers launched an attack to compromise the data of computers in over 100 countries. Lurk and Wannacry created by FSS became a big thing in the cyberspace stealing data department. Canada was one of the many countries that remained a target for cyber operations. Not folding their arms to witness another attack, ... Read More »

The Youth and Cybercrime – the New Generation of ‘Cyber Criminals’

Cybercrime is commonly understood to include a broad range of criminal activities that use computers, digital devices, and the Internet. Despite almost 40 years of incidents, cybercrime still does not have a universally accepted definition in literature. Most authors classify cybercrimes based on the role of technology and criminal modus operandi. We’re in a world right now where children younger ... Read More »

Ukrainian cyber troops

An interview with Evgeniy Dokunin aka “White hacker” brought to light prompt information about a group of hackers who call themselves “Ukrainian cyber troops” (UCT). Evgeniy Dokunin is the leader and founder of the organization. He has been working in the field of security cyber systems for 10 years already and got the idea to establish UCT when political and ... Read More »

Germany Cyber Agency Seeks Approval for Cyber Counterstrikes

According to reports, the president of Germany’s new cyber security agency Zitis has come up with a suggestion stating that spy agencies in Germany should have the power to retaliate against cybercriminals whenever there is a hack. In an interview on the 22nd of November, Wilfried Karl expressed his concern about the issue saying as a citizen, the expectation towards ... Read More »

Cyber Threat Intelligence: Hunting Cyber Criminals

Cyber Security differs from CTI (Cyber Threat Intelligence). While the first deals with the technical aspects of protecting informatic systems and web applications, the second regards the intelligence applied to information, taking form in different ways like OSINT (Open Source Intelligence), HUMINT (Human Intelligence) and SOCMINT (Social Media Intelligence). The first important thing to understand what “cyber threat intelligence” means, ... Read More »