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How gift cards are used to launder money

How gift cards are used to launder money

Underground actors buy and sell gift cards on dark web markets to wash dirty money Converting stolen assets to cash is a complex process. Even if an attacker manages to take over a victim’s bank account, they must go to significant lengths when cashing out, transferring, and laundering the

Generating “grift” cards is free cash for cybercriminals

Generating “grift” cards is free cash for cybercriminals

How underground actors use automated tools to create valid gift card codes According  to the FTC’s 2021 Consumer Protection Data Spotlight, gift cards are the most common payment method for scammers, leading to a reported $148 million stolen from consumers. Gift cards appeal to threat actors because they can

Champions League of Cybercrime

Champions League of Cybercrime

Billions of Football fans worldwide were thrilled last month as the UEFA Football Champions League entered its group stage. 32 of the best clubs in European football are now competing for the cup. According to the Telegraph, Man City has the best shot of winning the tourney this year, followed

Basing vulnerability management solely on CVSS scores is risky business

Basing vulnerability management solely on CVSS scores is risky business

Cybersixgill’s end-to-end Dynamic Vulnerability Exploitation takes a contextual, more accurate approach to vulnerability management and prioritization. This year, back-to-school time coincides with increased cyberattacks against higher education institutions. A recent survey shows that more than 60 percent of colleges and universities experienced ransomware attacks in the past year, costing

Breaking the Russian boycott

Breaking the Russian boycott

Russian dark web actors use underground markets to move money and purchase illicit goods, despite the Western embargo. When a banned product is in high demand, there is opportunity for a black market to thrive. Considering the extent of Western governmental and private sector sanctions against Russia in response to

Hack To School

Hack To School

Compromised university credentials and endpoints on the dark web could cost students and schools millions. Introduction Possession of a student’s university account is desirable for threat actors. It enables them to impersonate the student and steal their identity. More advanced threat actors can use this as the first step

The dark web economy is evolving

The dark web economy is evolving

While the western world struggles with rising grocery bills and gas prices, the economy of the dark web – the digital black market – is chugging along as usual. Inflation doesn’t seem to have hit the internet’s criminal underground – not yet, anyway. The war in Ukraine hasn’t registered much.