Why Darknet Markets Persist

Data Breach Today

Ease of Use and Few Alternatives Keep Bringing Users Back Empire is the latest darknet market to "exit scam," meaning administrators ran away with users' cryptocurrency, leaving the market to fail.

Darknet Markets Compete to Replace Joker's Stash

Data Breach Today

Researchers Identify 6 Underground Markets as Potential Successors Cybercriminal gangs operating darknet stolen payment card marketplaces are scrambling to attract customers from the now-closed Joker's Stash card market, according to the security firms Kela and Flashpoint

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Israeli Marketing Company Exposes Contacts Database

Data Breach Today

Data includes Names, Addresses, Email Addresses, Phone Numbers An Israeli marketing company left the authentication credentials for a database online, exposing more than 140 GB worth of names, email addresses and phone numbers.

Led by Hydra, Darknet Markets Logged Record Revenue

Data Breach Today

Global Cybercrime Market Revenue Surged to $1.7 Billion in 2020, Chainalysis Reports Darknet markets just had their best year ever, led by Hydra, which accounted for 75% of the $1.7 billion in 2020 revenue such markets generated, Chainalysis reports.

Marketing Ops: The New Revenue Hero

As data continues to play a starring role in today’s B2B organizations, both marketing and sales operations professionals are poised to solidify their place as critical revenue drivers. In particular, the evolution of the Marketing Operations (Ops) role has created a new standard in marketing and has become a vital component of an organization’s success.

Bye-Bye Bitcoins: Empire Darknet Market 'Exit Scams'

Data Breach Today

Darknet Market Is the Latest to See Administrators Steal Users' Cryptocurrency Message to anyone who placed or fulfilled an order via the world's largest darknet market, Empire, in recent weeks: Say bye-bye to your cryptocurrency.

600,000 Payment Cards Stolen From Swarmshop Darknet Market

Data Breach Today

Group-IB: Administrator, Seller and Buyer Data Also Stolen For the second time in two years, the contents of the darknet payment card marketplace Swarmshop have been removed and posted to a competing underground forum, Group-IB reports.

Rushed to Market: DearCry Ransomware Targeting Exchange Bug

Data Breach Today

How the Hydra Darknet Market Broke the $1 Billion Barrier

Data Breach Today

Research Report Describes Marketplace's Evolving Tactics The Hydra darknet marketplace, which initially focused on narcotics sales, now also offers stolen credit cards, SIM cards, VPN access and cryptocurrency laundering services, with annual sales exceeding $1 billion, according to a new research report, which explains the market's tactics.

179 Arrested in Darknet Market Crackdown

Data Breach Today

Authorities Seize Virtual Currency, Drugs, Firearms An international coalition of police agencies made 179 arrests and seized virtual currency, cash and drugs based on intelligence gathered from earlier takedowns of the Wall Street and Alphabay darknet marketplaces

Data-Driven Marketing 101

This eBook highlights how data-driven strategies empower marketing campaigns through personalization tactics.

Analysis: Are Darknet Markets Here to Stay?

Data Breach Today

The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis on why criminals continue to use darknet markets, despite the risks. Also featured: Hackers target Virgin Mobile KSA; coping with COVID-19 stress

COVID-19 and Financial Markets: 'Unprecedented Times'

Data Breach Today

COVID-19: Modern society has never seen anything like it, and neither have financial markets. Venture capitalist Alberto Yépez analyzes the impact of the disease caused by the new coronavirus on public and private companies' valuations, as well as technology buyers and the threat environment

Joker’s Stash Carding Market to Call it Quits

Krebs on Security

Joker’s Stash , by some accounts the largest underground shop for selling stolen credit card and identity data, says it’s closing up shop effective mid-February 2021. The announcement came on the heels of a turbulent year for the major cybercrime store, and just weeks after U.S.

Darknet Markets Push Fake Coronavirus Vaccines, Test Kits

Data Breach Today

A New Study Shows Shady Markets Are Attempting to Capitalize on the Pandemic Researchers are seeing a spike in opportunism by fraudsters and cybercriminals seeking to profit from the COVID-19 crisis.

Best Practices for Marketing Database Cleanse

Finding a vendor to cleanse and optimize your marketing database can be difficult if you don’t know what to look for. Download the eBook to get the most out of your database cleanse and find an appropriate vendor for your B2B marketing objectives.

Feds Bust Up Dark Web Hub Wall Street Market

Krebs on Security

Federal investigators in the United States, Germany and the Netherlands announced today the arrest and charging of three German nationals and a Brazilian man as the alleged masterminds behind the Wall Street Market (WSM), one of the world’s largest dark web bazaars that allowed vendors to sell illegal drugs, counterfeit goods and malware. The now-defunct Wall Street Market (WSM). The seizure message that replaced the homepage of the Wall Street Market on on May 2.

Cybercrime Black Markets: RDP Access Remains Cheap and Easy

Data Breach Today

A recent look at black market offerings by security firm Armor finds that the sale of stolen payment card data, RDP credentials, ransomware and DDoS services remains alive and well Also Hot: Payment Card Numbers, Identity Packets, DDoS Attacks, Shell Companies Cybercrime is surging, thanks in no small part due to the easy availability of inexpensive hacking tools and services.

Edge Computing Market Size and Forecasts

Information Matters

Edge Computing Market Size and Forecasts From: Allied Market Research URL: [link] Published: May 2019 Data: “The edge computing market size was valued at $ 1,734.8 The post Edge Computing Market Size and Forecasts appeared first on Information Matters.

Why Encrypted Chat Apps Aren't Replacing Darknet Markets

Data Breach Today

Many Vendors of Illegal Drugs, Weapons, Hacking Tools Prefer Markets With so many cybercrime markets continuing to disappear, why haven't encrypted messaging apps stepped in to fill the gap? They might seem to be the perfect solution to admins stealing buyers' and sellers' cryptocurrency - via an exit scam - or police infiltration. But encrypted apps have their own downsides

The Ultimate Marketing Efficiency Checklist

Here are 7 creative ways marketers can work smarter (not harder) - with the resources you already have!

5G Wireless Market Size and Forecasts

Information Matters

The post 5G Wireless Market Size and Forecasts appeared first on Information Matters. 5G Market Forecast Data Market Size DataThe number of 5G connections to grow from roughly 10.0 million in 2019 to 1.01 billion in 2023.

SASE Surge: Why the Market Is Poised to Grow

Dark Reading

Analysts who anticipate the SASE market will expand by more than a factor of five before 2025 explain reasons behind the surge

Investment Adviser's View of Cybersecurity Market

Data Breach Today

What does the 2019 market hold? Brad Topchick of Mooreland Partners on the Trends Driving 2019 Growth Broadcom acquired CA. AlienVault became AT&T Cybersecurity. These are just two of the deals that headlined in 2018. Brad Topchick, managing director of Mooreland Partners, shares insights

Italian police shut down darkweb Berlusconi market and arrested admins

Security Affairs

Italian law enforcement shut down the ‘Berlusconi market’ black market and arrested three suspected of being its administrators. Italian financial police “Guardia di Finanza” shut down the ‘Berlusconi market’ black market hosted on the Tor network and arrested three administrators. “This is the fourth operation after those of the US FBI and the Dutch Police agsinst Silk Road , AlphaBay and Hansa Market.”

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department.

For Sale on Cybercrime Markets: Real 'Digital Fingerprints'

Data Breach Today

Genesis and Richlogs Markets Sell Victim Data for Faking Out Anti-Fraud Systems Cybercrime marketplaces Genesis and Richlogs are helping fraudsters to better impersonate legitimate users of banks, eBay, Amazon, Netflix and more by providing them with victims' legitimate "digital fingerprints" and replay tools designed to fool anti-fraud defenses

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Stung by Takedowns, Criminals Tap Distributed Dark Markets

Data Breach Today

Law enforcement success inevitably sparks criminals to become more innovative, including shifting from centralized markets - such as Hansa and Wall Street Market - to encrypted and distributed marketplaces, says the University of Surrey's Alan Woodward

Airslip – data-driven marketing through smart receipts

Information Matters

Data-driven marketing over the last 2 decades has largely been about creating more relevant and personalised messages for consumers while providing ever-more precise targeting. The post Airslip – data-driven marketing through smart receipts appeared first on Information Matters.

New Malware Shows Marketing Polish

Dark Reading

A new strain of point-of-sale malware skims credit card numbers and comes via a highly polished marketing campaign

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Hacked Subway UK marketing system used in TrickBot phishing campaign

Security Affairs

Subway UK confirmed the hack of a marketing system that was used to send out phishing messages to deliver malware to the customers. Hackers have compromised a marketing system in Subway UK and used it to send out phishing messages to deliver malware to the customers.

Cybercrime Research: For the Greater Good, or Marketing?

Data Breach Today

As Governments Underinvest in Law Enforcement, Private Firms Fill Intelligence Gap U.S. prosecutors this week unsealed an indictment against the alleged hacker "Fxmsp" after his identity was revealed in a cybersecurity firm's report.

A guide to cyber security for marketing agencies

IT Governance

If your marketing agency is under the impression that cyber security is strictly an IT issue, you should think again. Effective security is a company-wide commitment, and marketers play one of the most crucial roles. Marketing and IT must work together.

Darknet Disruption: 'Wall Street Market' Closed for Business

Data Breach Today

Suspected Admins Arrested in Germany and Alleged Top Narcotics Vendors in US German police have disrupted Wall Street Market and arrested its alleged administrators, who apparently "exit scammed" with $13 million in bitcoins, while U.S. authorities detained two of the site's alleged top narcotics vendors. Separately, Finnish police disrupted Silkkitie, aka Valhalla Marketplace

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

As frustrating as contact and account data management can be, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement. Download ZoomInfo’s latest data-driven eBook aimed to help marketing leaders understand the best practices around choosing a B2B contact data provider.

Apollon Darknet market is allegedly pulling an exit scam

Security Affairs

The Apollon market, one of the largest marketplaces, is likely exit scamming after the administrators have locked vendors’ accounts. Apollon ([link] is a classic escrow market founded in March 2018 with a total listing of more 54,000 items as of January 2020.

The Untold History of America’s Zero-Day Market

WIRED Threat Level

The lucrative business of dealing in code vulnerabilities is central to espionage and war planning, which is why brokers never spoke about it—until now. Security Security / National Security

Cybercrime Markets Sell Access to Hacked Sites, Databases

Data Breach Today

But a number of cybercrime markets sell such access, in some cases for as little as 50 cents Payment Card Theft, Ransomware Facilitated by Cybercrime-as-a-Service Offerings One mystery with the recently discovered payment card sniffing attacks against such organizations as British Airways and Newegg has been how attackers might have first gained access to the victims' networks.

Media and Marketing Leaders: It’s Time to Stand Up For Truth

John Battelle's Searchblog

An idea has been tugging at me for months now, one I’ve spent countless hours discussing and debating with leaders in marketing, media, and journalism. Why “information equity” matters.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!