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Current events
How Russians Are Reacting to Putin’s Conscription Gamble
Real-time data from Russian social media platforms and related illicit communities is vital to understanding the ...
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Cyber Threat Intelligence
What We Know About The ‘Grand Theft Auto VI’ Data Breach
On September 18, a cyber threat actor named “teapotuberhacker” posted on GTAForums.com claiming to have ...
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Cyber Threat Intelligence
What Is Cryptojacking? How It Works and How to Protect Against It
Cryptojacking is the unauthorized use of another computer to “mine” cryptocurrency—using them to run ...
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Current events
Situational Awareness in Russia: Neo-Nazi Mercenary Groups, PMCs, and Illicit Financing
Russian mercenary groups and private military companies are operating in Ukraine, including the Russian Imperial ...
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Court documents
COURT DOC: USA v. Mansour Ahmadi, Ahmad Khatibi, Amir Hossein Nickaein Ravari
On Wednesday an indictment was unsealed charging three Iranian nationals with allegedly orchestrating a scheme to ...
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Current events
5 Reasons Taiwan Is a Growing Source of US-China Tension
Blogs Blog 5 Reasons Taiwan Is a Growing Source of US-China Tension Five key indicators that may represent ...
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Current events
After Al-Zawahiri: The Future of Al-Qaeda Leadership
A look at Ayman al-Zawahiri's influence and legacy, plus how the future of al-Qaeda could take shape.
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Cyber Threat Intelligence
WT1SHOP: Authorities Seize Online Marketplace Selling Stolen Login Credentials and Other PII
The United States Department of Justice released a notice on Tuesday detailing the seizure of an online ...
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Cyber Threat Intelligence
Three Types of Threat Intelligence: Defined and Explained
Depending on why it’s collected and what information it yields, the umbrella of threat intelligence can be ...
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Cyber Threat Intelligence
Five Must-Have Skills Every Cyber Threat Intel Analyst Should Possess
Cyber threat intelligence analysts play an indispensable role in helping organizations understand their threat ...
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Current events
Russian Journalist Zayakin Detained For Donating $16 to Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation
Russian authorities have arrested Andrey Zayakin, one of the editors of the “Dissernet” investigative ...
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Illicit communities
AlphaBay Turns 1—Again: Analyzing the Impact of AlphaBay Market
One year into its reemergence, AlphaBay has become one of the largest illicit marketplaces on the darknet—and ...
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