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GDPR
1.5 billion confidential data files publicly available - that's more than 12 petabytes of data
Credit card data, medical records, payroll data, intellectual property and tax information are all available publicly online with no data protection.
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Travel
How to mitigate cyber risks while travelling
Over the past year, compromises of payment card data, network intrusions, and cyberattacks using hotel Wi-Fi have plagued the hospitality industry.
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Domain Names
Digital shadows looks at fake news, disinformation and how they affect business reputations
Russia is just the tip of the iceberg for this issue with regular misinformation campaigns and attacks observed worldwide.
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Cybersecurity
Round 2: New line-up of cybersecurity maestros comment on Uber breach
We covered an expert commentary story of the Uber breach - this is round 2 with Check Point, Barracuda, Digital Shadows, Mimecast, and Webroot.
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Digital Shadows
Interview: How to grow a cybersecurity firm from the ground up
We talk to Digital Shadows’ Alastair Paterson on the development of cybersecurity.
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Cybercrime
2017 Equifax breach: Impact and lessons learned
Digital Shadows VP, Rick Holland discusses the recent breach, its impact to Equifax and what other organisations can learn from it.
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Compliance
Digital Shadows' $26m funding a 'huge milestone', says CEO
Digital Shadows has raised $26 million in a Series C funding round, which will be put towards global expansion and its service development.
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Cybercrime
The rise of ransomware and how businesses can prevent it from happening
The Digital Shadows CEO delves into one of the main tactics behind extortion - ransomware - and how businesses can defend themselves.
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Cybersecurity
What’s up with Your mobile apps? Identifying and mitigating digital risk
I’ll venture to guess you’re using a mobile device to read this - while mobile apps offer a host of new opportunities, they also introduce risk.
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Cybercrime
Once prominent infection method now declining - short blip or for good?
An expert from Digital Shadows dissects the once prominent method of infection known as exploit kits and whether they remain a threat.
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Cybercrime
Two dark web markets shut down but expert says ‘one door closes, a window opens’
“You can bet that as you’re reading this, those engaged in cyber crime on the dark web are looking for that next ‘market place window’ to open."
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Cybersecurity
ESG finds businesses improving with cybersecurity – but still a long way to go
While CEOs and corporate boards no longer shy away from cybersecurity strategy as they once might have, there are still a number of shortcomings.
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Cybercrime
The Dark Web: Is your company at risk?
Not only is information on a company’s assets available, but information about new techniques to compromise targets is for sale on the dark web.
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Cybersecurity
Digital Shadows discovers credit card crime ring cashing in on $24b a year
A professional ecosystem has emerged that is providing e-learning courses to allow aspiring cybercriminals to make USD$12k in monthly earnings.
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Dark web
Alphabay disappears: Three scenarios to look for next
Exit scams are one of the risks when conducting business in criminal marketplaces.
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Dark web
Major Dark Web Player goes offline: Could it be an exit scam?
One of the Dark Web's biggest marketplaces for illegal online trades was taken offline this week, with reports circulating that it was an 'exit scam'.
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Ransomware
A system wiper with no recourse: Researchers discover what NotPetya attack was really after
ESET senior research fellow Nick FitzGerald says that NotPetya was most likely a state-sponsored attack through malware.
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Partner Programme
Digital Shadows releases new channel program and partner portal
“The strong support we get from the DS team through Channel REV program is invaluable to us as we expand our own security solutions.”
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Ransomware
Here's why WannaCry might be the tip of the iceberg
Much ink is still being expended trying to determine who was responsible for WannaCry and what their motives were. But there's a bigger lesson here.
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Passwords
Poor password choices make it easy for credential stuffing attacks, Digital Shadows warns
“Enterprises - and the companies that work for and with them - need to be better prepared for this sort of brute force attack."
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Ransomware
Digital Shadows on Wannacry: An analysis of competing hypotheses
Who was behind the WannaCry attacks? Digital Shadows forms a few hypotheses and puts them to the test.
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Ransomware
In-depth: Security experts explain the WannaCry ransomware's world domination
Does it make you WannaCry? Experts from around the world comment on the ransomware's deadly attacks over the weekend, & if there's a way to stop it.
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Cybercrime
When imitation is not the sincerest form of flattery
Early detection and effective intelligence is critical in today’s digital world to mitigate the risks created by today’s connected world.
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Partnerships
Key executive appointment at Digital Shadows – focus on partner eco-system
Digital Shadows has expanded their executive team, with a focus on utilising their partner eco-system.