Category: Research

Your Organization’s Network Access Is King: Here’s What to Do About It

Your Organization’s Network Access Is King: Here’s What to Do About It

October 30, 2019 • Insikt Group®

Insikt Group provides insight into the monetization mechanisms for unauthorized access, and lays out extensive risk mitigation strategies for combating it.

Joker’s Stash Upgrades With Large SSN Offering and Support Infrastructure

Joker’s Stash Upgrades With Large SSN Offering and Support Infrastructure

October 24, 2019 • Insikt Group®

Insikt Group identifies and connects the original Joker’s Stash marketplace to infrastructure used to support their user base.

Update: New Findings in Ransomware Attacks on State and Local Government

Update: New Findings in Ransomware Attacks on State and Local Government

October 8, 2019 • Allan Liska

Allan Liska provides an update on recent ransomware attacks following an earlier report on ransomware attacks affecting state and local government.

Early Analysis of Ransomware Attacks on the Healthcare Industry

Early Analysis of Ransomware Attacks on the Healthcare Industry

October 2, 2019 • Allan Liska

The perception that healthcare providers are more likely than other industries to pay ransom has led some ransomware actors to actively target them.

The Price of Influence: Disinformation in the Private Sector

The Price of Influence: Disinformation in the Private Sector

September 30, 2019 • Insikt Group®

Insikt Group analyzed threat actors offering disinformation as a service on underground forums to understand how disinformation is used by cybercriminals.

Speaking via Omission: RT’s Primary Coverage in English and Russian

Speaking via Omission: RT’s Primary Coverage in English and Russian

August 29, 2019 • Insikt Group®

Insikt Group analyzes Recorded Future’s collection of references from RT to assess if any differences exist between reporting in English and Russian.

Chinese State Media Seeks to Influence International Perceptions of Hong Kong Protests

Chinese State Media Seeks to Influence International Perceptions of Hong Kong Protests

August 22, 2019 • Insikt Group®

Insikt Group analyzes data to determine how the Chinese state exploits social media to influence Western public perceptions of the Hong Kong protests.

Return to Normalcy: False Flags and the Decline of International Hacktivism

Return to Normalcy: False Flags and the Decline of International Hacktivism

August 21, 2019 • Insikt Group®

Insikt Group analyzes reports of historical hacktivism events to share insight into the shifting targets and players in the hacktivism space.

Bestsellers in the Underground Economy: Measuring Malware Popularity by Forum

July 24, 2019 • Insikt Group®

Insikt Group analyzed advertisements and comments found on underground forums to determine popular malware and malware categories within underground forums.

Iranian Threat Actor Amasses Large Cyber Operations Infrastructure Network to Target Saudi Organizations

June 26, 2019 • Insikt Group®

Insikt Group profiled an Iranian threat actor's domain and hosting infrastructure to identify recent activity and better understand the group’s TTPs.