All About Hydra – Webhose Source Review

Posted on July 8, 2020 by Liran Sorani

Site Name: Hydra Founded: 2015 Main Purpose: Marketplace for illegal goods such as drugs and their ingredients, counterfeit documents and money, and hacking services Number of users: 3 million accounts Typical Users: Interested in hacking, counterfeit currency, illicit drugs, database leaks, and tech With over 5,000 vendors and 100,000 deals made daily on the site,...

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Restructuring Social Media Platforms for the Greater Good

Posted on July 6, 2020 by Ran Geva

What if we restructure social media spaces for better and healthier public debates by rebuilding the algorithms again from scratch? From claims of Russian disinformation campaigns that influence US elections to fake news and the filter bubble, many argue that social media platforms are no longer facilitating healthy public discourse.  As a consequence, hundreds of...

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All About RaidForums – Webhose Source Review

Posted on June 25, 2020 by Noa Hassidim

Site Name: RaidForums Date Created: March 2015 Main Purpose: Database sharing and marketplace forum with exclusive data leaks Number of Users: 445K Typical Users: Interested in hacking, database leaks, and tech Founded in March of 2015, RaidForums is a database with exclusive database breaches and leaks. In addition, it has an active marketplace for selling...

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Identifying Violent Organizers in Real-Time with Dark Web Data

Posted on June 15, 2020 by Liran Sorani

The murder of 46-year old George Floyd by a white police officer on March 25 sparked a wave of political violence across the United States that has not been seen since the 1960s. Riots and vandalism that seem opportunistic in nature have spontaneously erupted from Los Angeles to New York and Chicago alongside peaceful protests...

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Data at Scale: The Google News API vs Webhose

Posted on June 2, 2020 by Guy Mor

When you want to find a particular news article, your first thought is probably to Google it. From Altavista to AOL and Netscape, many of the earliest search engines haven’t successfully stood the test of time. Google has become the standard go-to for searches in an age of ever-expanding news articles and data.  If you’re...

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Why Dark Web Search Engines are Not Enough

Posted on May 26, 2020 by Liran Sorani

Since the dawn of the internet, organizations and businesses alike have realized the importance of continuously monitoring both cybercriminal activity as well as their brands. Law enforcement agencies (LEA) need to keep track of the latest data breaches and illicit sales. Both organizations and brands alike need to leverage much more than dark web search...

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