Live Webinar: Avoiding the Shakedown: How to Reduce Your Extortion Risks

March 27, 2019

Digital Shadows’ Photon Research Team has found that the current extortion landscape is as wide and varied as it’s ever been. Specifically, cybercriminals recognize they can monetize elements of our online exposure for extortion-based activity, including exploiting compromised credentials, sensitive documents and intellectual property, and technical vulnerabilities. In this webinar we will cover recent sextortion tactics, thedarkoverlord, and SamSam Group campaigns to demonstrate how the barriers to entry for extortionists are decreasing, and how businesses can reduce this risk by properly managing their digital footprints.

Attendees to this webinar will learn:

  • How attackers use our online exposure to perform extortion campaigns
  • How a growing market for network accesses, stolen documents, and extortion guides on gated, dark web sites has emboldened novice extortionists
  • What practical mitigation advice business leaders and network defenders can implement to manage their digital footprints and reduce extortion risks


Harrison Van Riper      Rafael Amada
Strategy and Research Analyst Senior Strategy and Research Analyst
Digital Shadows Digital Shadows

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