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Gemini findings on Cardpool scams
April 6, 2021
Online Gift Card Shop Breached: 330k Payment Cards and $38m in Gift Cards Exposed

04 / 06 / 2021 Key Findings In February 2021, a cybercriminal actor sold 330,000 stolen payment cards and 895,000 stolen gift cards with an approximate total value of $38 million. Gemini determined the source of the stolen payment cards was a breach of the online discount gift card shop Cardpool.com. Gemini assesses with moderate […]

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Future Signs wants to acquire Gemini Advisory
March 16, 2021
Recorded Future Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Gemini Advisory

The World’s Largest Intelligence Provider Expands into the Fraud Analytics Market (original announcement found here) BOSTON — March 16, 2021 — Recorded Future, the world’s largest provider of intelligence for enterprise security, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire revolutionary fraud analytics provider, Gemini Advisory, in a cash and equity transaction valued at […]

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Cybercriminals learned how to bypass security 3 ds 2
March 3, 2021
Cybercriminals Adapt to Bypass 3D Secure

03/03/2021 Key Findings Gemini has found several individuals on dark web forums engaged in activities related to bypassing the 3D Secure (3DS) security measure, which is a protocol designed to be an additional security layer for online credit and debit card transactions. Cybercriminal tactics to circumvent the 3DS measures include various social engineering techniques and […]

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Dark hydra anonymous market operators identified by Gemini Advisory
February 19, 2021
Alleged Hydra Market Operators Identified

02/19/2021 Key Findings An anonymous author on the hydra[.]expert domain claimed to have uncovered the true identities of the individuals running the Hydra marketplace, one of the largest Russian-language dark web markets for drugs. Gemini has translated and analyzed this investigation, although we have not confirmed the entirety of the evidence. The anonymous author alleges […]

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Gemini restaurant online ordering platform data breach
January 27, 2021
Deepfakes Expose Cracks in Virtual ID Verification

01/27/2021 Key Findings Banking institutions, cryptocurrency exchanges, and other companies have begun implementing identity verification to establish more rigorous account security. Gemini analysts have observed an increasing number of posts on dark web forums about bypassing sites’ identity verification with face-change technology that uses selfies or videos. Deepfakes are images or videos in which the […]

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J Stash name is shut down as the largest carding place
January 15, 2021
Joker’s Stash, the Largest Carding Marketplace, Shuts Down

01 / 15 / 2021 Key Findings Joker’s Stash, the largest dark web marketplace in the underground payment card economy, has announced that it is shutting down.  While this marketplace was the largest in the carding space, it also exhibited a severe decline in the volume of compromised records posted over the past six months. […]

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