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TEISS: Hacker selling 350m AskFM users' personal records on a dark web hacker forum

27 September 2022

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Louise Ferrett, Threat Intelligence Analyst, spoke to TEISS as we identified a user with the alias “Data” on a popular breach site selling 350 million records from Ask.FM, a ‘question and answer social network launched in Latvia in 2010. Read the full story in TEISS: https://www.teiss.co.uk/news/h...

Infosecurity Magazine: Preventing the Recruitment of Insider Threat Actors

22 September 2022

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Luke Walker, Senior Threat Intelligence Analyst at Searchlight spoke to James Coker from Infosecurity Magazine for National Insider Threat Awareness Month. Read the full article in Infosecurity Magazine: https://www.infosecurity-magaz...

Information Security Buzz: Rockstar GTA Leak – Dark Web Research

21 September 2022

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Louise Ferrett, Threat Intelligence Analyst at Searchlight Security spoke to Information Security Buzz about the possibility of LAPSUS$ being behind the cyberattacks on Rockstar Games and Uber, as other cybercriminals suggest that the gang is behind the activity: https://informationsecuritybuz...

TechInformed: Ransomware, The Hackers, and Their Marketplace

12 September 2022

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TechInformed's ransomware report series featured insight from Robert Fitzsimons, Sales Engineer at Searchlight Security on how ransomware groups operate on the dark web. Read the full article in TechInformed: https://techinformed.com/ranso...

Professional Security Magazine: Dark Web Intelligence

31 August 2022

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Searchlight Security CTO, Dr Gareth Owenson's article in Professional Security Magazine makes the argument that notable supply chain attacks could have been spotted and stopped had organizations used dark web intelligence to identify the early warning signs of criminal activity. Read the full article in Professional Security Magazine: https://www.professionalsecuri...

IT Security Guru: Bringing Light to the Dark Web

15 August 2022

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In this interview, our co-founders Ben Jones and Dr Gareth Owenson sat down with Cole Aungle from IT Security Guru to share the story of the company so far, how our products are helping customers protect themselves from dark web threats today, and where we're going next. Read the full interview on IT Security Guru: https://www.itsecurityguru.org...

Security Week: Killnet Releases 'Proof' of its Attack Against Lockheed Martin

15 August 2022

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Threat Intelligence Analyst Louise Ferrett spoke to Kevin Townsend from Security Week about the reliability of Killnet's claim last week that it had breached Lockheed Martin. Read the full story in Security Week: https://www.securityweek.com/k...

Forbes: Cisco Hacked, Ransomware Gang Claims It Has 2.8GB Of Data

12 August 2022

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Our Threat Intelligence Analyst Louise Ferrett shares some insight on the Cisco breach, including the severity of the leak, the 'cred' Yanluowang might be trying to gain, and the link to LAPSUS$. Read the full story in Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/d...

TechMonitor: Russian cybercrime gang Killnet claims Lockheed Martin employee data hack

11 August 2022

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Following the Russian hacking group Killnet's alleged breach of Lockheed Martin (denied by the company), our threat intelligence analyst Louise Ferrett speaks to TechMonitor about the legitimacy of the claim. Read the full article in TechMonitor: https://techmonitor.ai/technol...

Searchlight Security Elevates Dark Web Intelligence to Board Level with New Automated Reporting

01 August 2022

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We have launched automated reporting for our dark web monitoring solution, DarkIQ. With the ability to quickly and easily communicate dark web threat intelligence, security teams can help educate executives on dark web risk, better prioritize imminent threats, and spend less time reporting so they have more time to focus on their day jobs: stopping the bad guys.

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CSO Online: 9 Tips to Prevent Phishing

25 July 2022

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Searchlight Security CTO Dr Gareth Owenson explains why monitoring the dark web for leaked credentials should be part of any company's strategy to reduce phishing attacks. Read the full article in CSO Online: https://www.csoonline.com/arti...

EWeek: Using Dark Web Threat Intelligence to Counter Financial Crimes

20 July 2022

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Our CTO Dr Gareth Owenson gives his view on how can threat intelligence be used by financial services companies to tackle finance-related cybercrime on the dark web in a contributed article for eWeek UK: https://www.eweekuk.com/cybers...

BBC News: Security warning after sale of stolen Chinese data

08 July 2022

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Louise Ferrett, Threat Analyst at Searchlight Security, spoke to BBC News about a listing on a dark web forum that claimed to be selling the data of an incredible one billion Chinese citizens, stolen from the from the Shanghai National Police. Read the full story in BBC News: https://www.bbc.com/news/techn...

Data Breach Today: Russian Hackers Target Private Ukrainian Energy Firm

04 July 2022

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Following the cyberattack against the DTEK Group, our Director of Threat Intelligence Jim Simpson shared intel with the Information Security Media Group which shows that the Ukrainian energy firm was being targeted on RaidForums as far back as January. Read the full article in Data Breach Today: https://www.databreachtoday.co...

Computer Weekly: New cyber extortion op appears to have hit AMD

29 June 2022

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Jim Simpson, director of threat intelligence at Searchlight Security, was quoted in Computer Weekly discussing the impact and implications of RansomHouse's campaigns. Read the full article in Computer Weekly: https://www.computerweekly.com...

Searchlight Security Appoints Cylance and Blackberry’s Eric Milam to Lead its Dark Web Intelligence Product Strategy

14 June 2022

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As Executive Vice President of Product, Eric Milam will oversee the strategy and development of Searchlight’s products as the company expands its customer base internationally.
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TechCrunch: Fears Grow for Smaller Nations after Ransomware Attack on Costa Rica Escalates

20 May 2022

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Louise Ferrett, threat analyst from Searchlight Security, speaks to TechCrunch as the ransomware group Conti demands $20m from the Costa Rican Government. Read the full article in TechCrunch: https://techcrunch.com/2022/05...

Tech Monitor: Ransomware gang Conti ‘shuts down’ in midst of Costa Rica attack

20 May 2022

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Louise Ferrett, Threat Intelligence Analyst at Searchlight Security, shares intelligence on the Conti ransomware gang as the group reportedly shuts down in the midst of its attack of its attack on the Costa Rican government. Read the full article in Tech Monitor: https://techmonitor.ai/technol...

Gov Info Security: Who's Behind Attempt to Reboot REvil Ransomware Operation?

21 April 2022

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Louise Ferrett, Threat Intelligence Analyst at Searchlight Security, shares intelligence with the Information Security Media Group as the REvil ransomware operation appears to resurface. Read the full article in Gov Info Security: https://www.govinfosecurity.co...

Computer Weekly: Two Teenagers Charged with Lapsus$ Cyber Attacks

01 April 2022

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Searchlight analysts provide insight into the LAPSUS$ gang's communication methods, as two UK teenagers are charged with being part of the group. Read the full article in Computer Weekly: https://www.computerweekly.com...