The Rise and Fall of Dark Web Marketplaces

Posted on March 9, 2020 by Liran Sorani

Last year was a particularly tumultuous year for dark web marketplaces, with the successful shutdown of major dark web marketplaces Valhall and Wall Street Market. Dream Market, perhaps sensing law enforcement on their tail, preemptively closed their marketplaces as well.  After shutting down, however, these marketplaces tended to quickly re-brand, springing up as new sites...

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A Look Back at 2019: A Review of Webhose’s Cyber Predictions from Last Year

Posted on January 27, 2020 by Liran Sorani

As we start the year 2020, we approach the new year with cautious optimism. Cyber threats are now mainstream and present in almost every industry. With IoT devices and wearable technology present across the board from retail to automotive and healthcare industries, the risk of both virtual and physical damage is greater than ever before....

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Crawling the TOR network – Challenge Accepted!

Posted on January 13, 2020 by Ran Geva

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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With Data Breaches, the Earlier the Detection the Better

Posted on December 11, 2019 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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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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Stop Data Breaches Before It’s Too Late

Posted on April 10, 2019 by webhose

Webhose’s New Data Leak Detection Helps Stop Data Breaches Before it’s Too Late We’re especially excited to announce that Webhose’s data service to detect breached data is now available to the public. Here in this post we’ll explain why we developed this application of our data service and how you can use it as either...

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