Protecting Your Corporate Fortress: Strategies to Thwart Dark Web Threats
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by Pranshu Ranakoti
3M ago
The internet has evolved into a vast and intricate web of information. Beneath the surface, however, lies a hidden layer known as “Dark Web”. This obscure realm is intentionally concealed and can only be accessed with The Onion Router, which routes internet traffic through a series of encrypted points or nodes, making users untraceable. While the dark web has legitimate uses, it has also become a thriving hub for cybercriminals and illegal activities. In the age of digital business, data is a precious commodity. It drives innovation, informs decision-making, and fuels growth. However, there e ..read more
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DDoS ATTACK ORCHESTRATION ON THE DARK WEB: AN OVERVIEW BEHIND THE SCENES OF A CYBERTHREAT
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by Mariana Gouveia
4M ago
INTRODUCTION The internet has become a huge and diversified area in the digital age, enabling communication, access to information, and the provision of innovative services. However, in addition to what the "surface web" shows us, there is a secret component known as the "dark web." This enigmatic dimension, which is inaccessible via regular search engines, is a land for unlawful activity and a fertile ground for cyber threats. In this article, we will discuss the dark nuances of this layer, where attacks, including one of the most severe, distributed denial of service (DDoS), are coordinated ..read more
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Virtualization Security Recommendations: Safeguarding Data and Applications
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by Alex Tray
4M ago
More and more organizations are virtualizing their IT infrastructures to improve their workflows and resource consumption. This is making virtualization security a top priority, especially since data threats are continuously growing in numbers and sophistication. Building an effective data protection strategy allows you to mitigate the risks and ensure the availability of your data and services. In this post, we list the main virtualization issues and detail the VM security best practices that you should implement to protect your data and apps. What Is Virtualized Security?  Virtualized ..read more
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Dark Web Marketplaces: Where Stolen Data Finds Its Buyers
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by Pranshu Ranakoti
4M ago
In the shadows of the internet, a hidden world thrives, fueled by illicit transactions and a cloak of anonymity that conceals both perpetrators and victims. The Dark Web, often associated with nefarious activities, is a realm where stolen data finds its buyers and where the unscrupulous trade in information can wreak havoc on individuals and organizations alike. This article delves into the depths of the Dark Web, exploring how stolen data ends up on its marketplaces, the mechanics that make it all possible, the economics that drive its trade, the profound consequences it has for victims and ..read more
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How hackers attack big corporations
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by Ross More
4M ago
Introduction Crime, especially organized crime, is a business. Return on investment, risk vs. reward, balance sheets, cost of inventory and personnel, software and hardware costs – these and many more factors (including attitude factors such as loyalty and customer service) create an ironic connection between criminal activities and business ventures. The bigger the potential payout, the better chance that the crime will be attempted. While no one is immune to cybercrime, a big payout is attacking big corporations. Nothing in this writing is intended to shame or blame any companies that were a ..read more
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Where Do Ransomware Gangs Reside in the Dark Web? 
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by Martin Anzaldo
4M ago
This article will provide a guided tour through the techniques employed by cybercriminals, their hiding places, and their unfortunate victims. To complete our exploration, we will utilize the Tor browser to uncover the information they expose when companies refuse to yield to their extortion demands. Good day! Any issues today? Applications aren't working, servers are experiencing problems, files are encrypted, they're demanding payment in cryptocurrencies, and they're threatening to expose our information! Anything else? We can't tend to our customers and suppliers, and we have no idea what ..read more
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The Dark Web
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by Alameen Karim Merali
5M ago
What exactly is the Dark Web? This is a secret part of the internet that’s hidden from the current surface web that covers most of the internet’s darkest activities, hence the name. Activities involved in the Dark Web include operating honeypots, drug dealing, strange chatrooms, malware and much more which will all be discussed in this article. This is different from the Deep Web that is part of the internet containing information not indexed by search engines and can be accessed for normal usage without having to index your information on the normal web while browsing it. The Deep Web can be ..read more
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JOIN THE FIRST EVER LIVE WEBINAR BY PENTEST MAGAZINE - SEPTEMBER 30TH
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by Bartek Adach
5M ago
We're extremely happy to invite you to the first ever webinar by PenTest Mag! Hosted by Timothy Hoffman, the talk will evolve around the topic of our latest online course - "Aerospace Cybersecurity: Satellite Hacking", designed and instructed by Angelina Tsuboi.  During the event, the discussion will touch the practical aspects of the fascinating field of aerospace cybersecurity. You will have a chance to listen about tools, techniques, and even real-life case studies from the realm of satellite ethical hacking. After the talk, there will be a chance to ask our instructor some quest ..read more
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Leveraging AI in Cybersecurity: Transforming Threat Detection, Prevention, and Beyond
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by Hiep Nguyen
5M ago
In an era of accelerating digital transformation, emerging challenges cast a shadow over technological advancements. Among them, cybersecurity threats are rapidly becoming more complex and harmful. This escalating concern has instigated a paradigm shift in cybersecurity approaches. Artificial Intelligence now stands at the forefront, acting as an indispensable tool in the detection and mitigation of cyber attacks. By empowering a proactive security strategy, AI is significantly transcending traditional, reactive methods. Artificial Intelligence: Reinventing Cybersecurity As we encounter a dat ..read more
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How to use the deep web as a force for good: Internet 2.0, Hyperreality and net neutrality
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by Ahmad Albek
5M ago
Introduction The deep web houses the dark web’s illegal and provocative material, this paper will attempt to use the deep web as a force for good, effectively distancing it from the dark web. This will be helpful as the resurfacing of popular interest in the deep web is always a possibility. Report it If you see something negative, report it; many activities on the deep web depict not only deviant behavior but also illegal behavior. The ones responsible for uploading the content could be liable to receive punishment and the ones that acted in the illegal behavior will most likely be charged wi ..read more
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