What is the Dark Web?
Like ‘machine learning’ and ‘quantum computing’, ‘dark web’ is a term that has achieved buzzword status in recent times. But what are the dark web, deep web, and dark net – besides a vague place where the bad guys live?
On the 23rd February, cyber intelligence specialists Security Alliance will be joining some of the legal sector’s leading software suppliers to discuss one of the most burning issues for law firms in 2017 – cyber security.
“Amazing”, “extreme”, “one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen.” These were the words of a cyber forensics expert who was tasked with investigating the biggest breach of an insurance company in history. Respectively, these words describe the operational security, stealth tactics, and malware engineering of the group that stole the personal information of almost 79 million policyholders in the US in 2015. The forensic team claim that 1000 boxes were infected, and roughly 7000 MD5 hashes (distinct file identifying numbers) were assigned to the ever-changing malware used to conduct the breach. What the details of this breach show is that the insurance sector has become a particularly attractive target for well-resourced and highly skilled cybercriminals.