Cyber Deception

Crowdsourcing The Dark Web: A One-Stop Ransomware Shop

(Published originally on Dark Reading) Ransom attacks are at an all-time high; more and more criminals are using common tools to steal data and extort data owners. But this type of attack can be risky for the cybercriminal because, unlike stealthy advanced attacks, such operations require interaction with the victim. Furthermore, even if the victim …

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Researchers have created a honeyclient capable of on-the-wire detection

Attackers switch between different types of malware, move their exploit kits between servers or constantly morph the traffic to look legitimate. By the time relevant data is collected and transformed into a signature for a defender’s NIDS, the attacker might have already breached the network and reached their objective. According to a new study by researchers at …

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The 5 best events you might have missed at the RSA and BSides(SF) conferences

Last week was great for Cymmetria: our team traveled to San Francisco for the RSA and BSides conferences, where we met security vendors, researchers, cyber deception enthusiasts, and potential clients. Many of them came to catch a glimpse of MazeRunner and learn about advanced cyber deception from our specialists. We also recieved media attention, and Israel’s Geektime chose …

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The VTech hack’s numbers revealed: 4.83 million users compromised

A lack of basic encryption and a flawed system design made it easy for attackers to gain access to the Interactive toy maker’s user data. Alongside user passwords and personal details, the stolen data contained 2.3 million pictures of children. The inglorious book of massive data thefts just got another top entry: Last week, Interactive …

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