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The role of Initial Access Brokers | White Blue Ocean
The role of Initial Access Brokers | White Blue Ocean
2022-08-01

In the cybercriminal business model, initial access brokers have become a crucial figure, acting as middle-men between attackers and victims, by providing the attackers with access methods to enter victims’ networks.

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The dangers of VPN credential leaks | White Blue Ocean
The dangers of VPN credential leaks
2022-07-22

The increased reliance on VPNs made the latter an attractive target to cybercriminals. In particular, threat actors began exploiting one of the known weakest links in the chain: users’ passwords.

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Russia-Ukraine hybrid war ! White Blue Ocean
Russia-Ukraine: cyberwarfare timeline
2022-07-12

Cyber attacks against Ukraine have been a component of the Russian strategy since before the military invasion of the country. Already in mid-January, following the failure of diplomatic de-escalation tactics, over 70 Ukrainian websites, including governmental websites like the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education, and the Cabinet of Ministers, were defaced and taken offline.

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Data privacy and security in the healthcare sector | White Blue Ocean Blog
Data privacy and security in the healthcare sector: medical firm Dedalus fined €1.5 million for data breach
2022-06-20

At the end of April 2022, the CNIL, the data protection authority for France, announced it had imposed a fine of €1.5 million on the medical software provider Dedalus Biology, following a significant leak of patients’ data.

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When hacking is good: ethical hackers | White Blue Ocean Blog
When hacking is good: ethical hackers
2022-06-06

While talking about the ethics of hackers, the term hacker often has a negative connotation. In reality, a hacker is an extremely competent person in the IT sector who exploits his knowledge, skills and his own curiosity for helping others in order to discover the vulnerabilities of a system.

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RDoS: adding the Ransom element to DoS | Read White Blue Ocean Blog
RDoS: adding the Ransom element to DoS
2022-05-25

In a continuous effort to find new techniques to extort money from targets, cybercriminals have conceived a new and more aggressive version of the popularised Denial of Service (DoS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. This type of attack, named Ransom Denial of Service (RDoS), first appeared in 2016, but made a comeback in 2020 and 2021, taking advantage of the ever-increasing number of interconnected devices, and of the remote working arrangements caused by Covid-19.

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Ukraine donation scams | White Blue Ocean Blog
Watch out for fake charities asking for donation to support Ukraine
2022-05-17

Amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, there have been several warnings on spikes in fraudulent activity carried out by criminals seeking to capitalise on the Ukrainian humanitarian crisis. Numerous reports from across the world show that fraudster are currently tricking people into making donations to fake charities, in order to then pocket the money that was meant to help Ukrainian refugees. It is thought that the amount of money siphoned by fraudsters since the beginning of Russia’s invasion could be of millions of dollars.

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CRIF Cyber Observatory  - 2021 Yearly Report
CRIF Cyber Observatory - 2021 Yearly Report
2022-05-10

CRIF Cyber Observatory analyzes the vulnerability of people and companies to cyber-attacks both on open web and dark web. It In 2021 nearly 2 million of alerts were sent through CRIF services, with an increase by 48,7% vs 2020. Alerts were related to data both found on the open web and on the dark web, with an increase of the latter by 57,9%.

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