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Case Study: DDOS Investigation Leads to Much Greater Network Security Bolstering

By Nisos on Apr 16, 2020 2:56:46 PM

A multinational manufacturer needed assistance investigating a large-scale distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack against several publicly accessible websites and applications. In the course of the attribution investigation, we detected indicators of wide-spread compromise on the Client’s network using external telemetry not available to the Client.

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Case Study: Attributing Short Sellers to Increase Confidence in Corporate Governance

By Nisos on Apr 16, 2020 2:41:02 PM

A pharmaceutical company was facing a sophisticated “short and distort” stock market manipulation campaign, costing the company billions in market cap.   A variety of virtual anonymous personas were publishing false information on the company’s leadership on social media and investing platforms - apparently in a coordinated fashion. These activities negatively influenced public perception about the company’s overall corporate governance and  damaged the stock price thereby allowing those holding short positions to profit.

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Case Study: Online Indicators and Warning Enables Business

By Nisos on Apr 16, 2020 2:29:34 PM

A multinational energy company operating in a volatile nation had recently faced serious threats to its personnel and infrastructure as threat actors had begun resorting to violence. The company needed in-depth social media sentiment analysis and timely indications and warnings across social media and closed online forums in order to achieve a more stable risk posture and protect its people and assets.

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Case Study: Countering APTs, Ensuring M&A Standards Through Threat Hunting

By Nisos on Apr 9, 2020 8:27:49 PM

A global retailer’s peers were attacked with customized ransomware and the retailer’s subsidiaries were being targeted with customized phishing attempts. Out of concern that a subsidiary could be targeted by a similar ransomware attack, Nisos was contacted to assist. 

 

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Case Study: Investigating a DDOS Attack

By Nisos on Apr 9, 2020 7:30:00 PM

A global consultancy experienced network outages resulting from a large-scale Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack against their Domain Name Service (DNS) servers. Nisos was engaged to leverage access to external telemetry and analytic expertise in order to determine if the consultancy was specifically targeted by the DDOS attack and to perform potential attribution of the threat actors and attack sources.

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Case Study: Third Party Risk Management, Investigating a Leak of Sensitive Data from a Customer

By Nisos on Apr 8, 2020 4:55:59 PM

A global data and infrastructure provider determined a very tightly controlled database was for sale on the dark web. The Client discovered this database was being sold on criminal forums and needed to attribute the seller and the source of the leak.

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Case Study: Insider Threat, Preventing Destruction During M&A

By Nisos on Apr 8, 2020 4:45:12 PM

A global technology company was in the process of divesting a previous acquisition. Upon learning of the divestiture plan , the key executives at the acquisition company threatened to destroy corporate infrastructure if the company was not sold back to the original founders at a lower price.

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Case Study: Threat Intelligence to Remediate Platform Abuse

By Nisos on Apr 8, 2020 3:48:21 PM

A publicly traded technology company with thousands of global employees maintains a premier business unit application platform regularly abused by eCrime and cyber espionage actors.

Topics: Cybersecurity
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Case Study: Actively Countering Advanced Persistent Threats with External Telemetry

By Nisos on Apr 7, 2020 9:48:40 PM

A technology company with thousands of employees across the globe was under attack by a nation-state level adversary. They requested Nisos’ assistance to provide critical intelligence to detect indicators and respond to the attack.

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Case Study: Cyber Diligence, Critical for M&A

By Nisos on Apr 7, 2020 9:09:36 PM

A private equity company focusing on mid-size businesses acquired an e-commerce platform, and during the post-acquisition period learned of a breach affecting the company’s public-facing application server.

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