October 10, 2019The Fall of Darknet MarketsLast week, in Darknet Drama, we discussed the increase of disappearing admins of darknet markets. Recently, we’ve found an abundance of evidence confirming our predictions for more casualties in the darknet. First, one of the most valued sources of leaked intel, “Intel Repository”, went down, as confirmed by this thread on darknet cybersecurity location “Torum”: […]
October 3, 2019Darknet DramaThe darknet is under attack by law enforcement and even those within its own community. There seems to have been a never-ending stream of darknet incidents since the beginning of 2019. The year began with DDoS attacks on rich darknet markets, most likely from different sources, and with different goals. After Dream Market succumbed and […]
September 24, 2019The Nightmare of Disappearing Darknet MarketsThe administrators of the Nightmare Market performed an exit scam In July 2019. Discussion and speculation around exit scams is common on dark web forums. Figure 1: Exit scam motivations The screenshot above is from a reputable darknet forum. In it, a user named “r00b00t” explains their view on the disappearances of darknet markets and […]
August 14, 2019Anti-vaxxers Could be Turning to the Dark Web for Help in Avoiding VaccinationsThe anti-vax movement has always claimed that vaccines are at the root of a wide-range of health problems for kids. Some have attributed them to autism while others have claimed that they cause long-term health issues. Whatever the case may be, the group attributed to this movement have sometimes thrown medical research or advice out […]
March 25, 2019The 5 Reasons WhatsApp Could be a National Security RiskLast week I was asked by one of the 24-hour news networks to comment on camera about Jared Kushner’s use of WhatsApp for official White House business. The news network wanted my thoughts on the vulnerabilities and risks associated with this behavior. My first thought was that this was outside the core focus of what […]
November 6, 2018The Death and Resurrection of Intel Cutout
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October 9, 2017How To Use The Intelligence Cycle To Secure Your BrandThe Intelligence Cycle in Action: A case study illustrating how the Intelligence Cycle enables intelligence and security professionals to establish a plan of action and execute on that plan to deliver a high-quality intelligence product to their clients.