Crawling the TOR network – Challenge Accepted!

Posted on January 13, 2020 by rangeva

The following short story portrays the surprising technological and logical challenges we faced while developing our dark web crawling technology. Back in 2017 when I initially had the idea of adding content from the TOR network to our data repository, I thought it should be quite straight forward. The idea was to leverage our current...

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Posted in Dark Web, Technology

With Data Breaches, the Earlier the Detection the Better

Posted on January 9, 2020 by Liran Sorani

Today’s data breaches are more damaging to organizations than ever before, now reaching almost $4 million on average — a rise of 12% in the past 5 years due to a combination of increased regulations, financial penalties and more sophisticated data breaches. Not only are these data breaches more expensive than in the past, they...

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How Web Data Can Help Predict Disease and a Rise in Prices

Posted on January 2, 2020 by Guy Mor

Did you know that it can take decades for a Nobel Prize winner of economics to properly test and demonstrate that their hypothesis is worthwhile? This is because traditionally, finding correlations between different events has been painstaking, involving the work of creating and testing hypotheses that can take months or years. In our data-driven world, shouldn’t there...

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Posted in Big Data

Imageboards: Monitoring the Hotbeds of Extremism and Radicalism

Posted on September 19, 2019 by Noa Hassidim

When two mass shooting attacks happened within hours of one another in the US last month, few might have guessed that a network of relatively unknown internet forums could have provided the common inspiration for both attackers to carry out their crimes. The El Paso and Dayton shootings, although shocking, were both merely a symptom...

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Taking Down City Power

Posted on August 5, 2019 by Yuval Dulzin

How Proactive Brand Monitoring Can Flag Suspicious Mentions — Before Disaster Strikes Key Facts: City Power, the utility provider responsible for providing Johannesburg, South Africa with electricity, recently suffered a devastating ransomware attack. The attack prevented customers from being able to view or pay electricity bills online. This resulted in some customers — particularly those...

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A World of High-Quality Accessible News for All

Posted on June 26, 2019 by webhose

Today if you rely on the internet for your news, you’re probably one of many who refuse to pay for it. And although that puts you in good company, it may also be making you ignorant. For better or worse, many of the top quality publishers, such as the New York Times and the Washington...

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