The intelligence in this report was gathered by a source who was recruited by “Bastion Secure”. Gemini Advisory’s investigation and analysis of the source’s information has been ongoing for the past several months. Although sensitive information has been redacted from this report to protect the source, Gemini Advisory has provided law enforcement with the complete […]
Key Findings When selling stolen payment cards, dark web marketplaces or individual fraudsters often use “testing services”, which allow them to test whether a card is valid for conducting fraudulent activity or whether it has been flagged as stolen. Gemini analysts have uncovered a method in which cybercriminals use nonprofit organizations that accept donations to […]
Key Findings Phishing attacks sharply increased in 2020 with the FBI reporting a 110% increase in phishing victims. Gemini Advisory identified a 72% increase in the volume of dark web forum posts referencing phishing and a 101% increase in the volume of compromised US payment cards with a high likelihood of being phished that were […]
The HackMachine cybercriminal software provides hackers with a simple tool to gain access to web applications and conduct schemes such as payment card fraud, ransomware, brute-forcing attacks, stealing login credentials, and more.
Key Findings A recent “public” dispute on the dark web between actors affiliated with the “REvil” ransomware group and an actor offering to negotiate with victims has shed light on the rise of “ransomware consultants” and revealed the operational methods of ransomware hackers. Ransomware consultants research victims to gather intelligence for realistic ransom demands and […]
Key Findings The “DarkSide” ransomware group has made the news in 2021 due to its high-value targets such as the Colonial Pipeline and its high ransom amounts. It is considered to be one of the most prolific ransomware groups in the field. In August 2020, the DarkSide team launched its own public blog, “DarkSide Leaks”, […]