Astoria Company Data Breach Research and Analysis

Who is Astoria Company? Astoria Company LLC is a lead generation company with a network of websites designed to collect information on a person that may be looking for discounted car loans, different medical insurance, or even payday loans. Users volunteer personal information to any of their lead generation sites,…

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The Data Viper Hack: Engineering a Honeypot to Catch Cyber Criminals

On July 13, 2020, several reporters began running stories of a hack on Night Lion’s Data Viper platform, claiming that stolen data began appearing on several…

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An Infographic Timeline of TheDarkOverlord & ShinyHunters

A Brief History of TheDarkOverlord and ShinyHunters This infographic provides a condensed timeline of the major events attributed to the hacking collective…

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The Underground Cybercrime Economy of Hacked Fortnite and Gaming Accounts

A Billion Dollar Hacked Gaming Account Market With each passing day it seems like millions of additional records are stolen in the latest data breach, but what…

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The Dark Overlord: An Investigation Into A Cyber Terrorist Hacking Organization

Who is The Dark Overlord? In 2016, a hacking group known as ‘The Dark Overlord’ (TDO) began terrorizing and extorting organizations. The group quickly became…

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GnosticPlayers Part 1: An Overview of Hackers Nclay, DDB, and NSFW

2020-01-01 Update: The table of actors listed in this story has been updated to reflect direct affiliation with Gnostic Players. The following is the first of…

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Personal And Social Information Of 1.2 Billion People Discovered In Massive Data Leak

On October 16, 2019 Bob Diachenko and Vinny Troia discovered a wide-open Elasticsearch server containing an unprecedented 4 billion user accounts spanning more…

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