Data Theft Investigation

Financial gain is the main drive behind corporate data theft.

Once your data is stolen and sold to cyber criminals, these cyber attackers can exploit a company’s security vulnerabilities.

The impact of data breaches are devastating.

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Data Breach Investigation

Cyber Attack Investigation

What is a Cyber Attack?

What are the targets of a potential Cyber Attack?

Red Flags to look for indication of Cyber Attack

Malware Investigation

Identity Theft Investigation – PID

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What is identity theft?

Identity theft can be defined as a crime of obtaining the personal or financial information of another person by useing their identity to commit fraud. There are many types of identity theft. The target is mostly your your credit, your money and real life reputation. Identity thieves, privacy hackers and cyber criminals increasingly use computer technology to obtain your personally identifiable details (PID).

Different types of identity theft:

  • Financial identity theft
  • Social Security identity theft
  • Medical identity theft
  • Synthetic identity theft
  • Child identity theft
  • Tax identity theft
  • Criminal identity theft

How to prevent identity theft?

Have you put your company or personal identity online? If so did you consider privacy and security? There are many things to consider today.

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Investigate DDoS – Denial Of Service Attacks

What is a DDoS – Denial of Service Attack?

How to mitigate a DDoS attack?

How to detect and prevent a DDoS attack?

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Cyber Security Investigations

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At AR INTELL our cybercrime investigators will be gathering forensic evidence from diverse digital devices and online sources or other places of interest, such as the dark web, deep web and so forth. This collective information can then be preserved used in the prosecution and data analysis process later on.

Cyber Crime investigators are thus assisting in the collection of crucial evidence. We assist you in helping to solve or understand specific cyber crimes and document what the cyber kill chain was, how all this happened and what you can do to prevent the same occurences in the future. This is called cyber risk mitigation.

Always check your cyber security posture and apply proper Security Risk Management practices. It’s not just your computers, smartphones etc that you need to be checking but also the human element, the insider threat. Regular threat assessments are needed. Be aware of social engineering schemes also.

Cyber Attacks You have to aware of different types and sources cyber attacks by cyber criminal group, criminal hackers, APT Groups (advanced persistent threats) or even organized crime operators, ransomware gangs, global adversaries, cyber terrorists and other bad actors. The threat from cybercriminals is not an imaginary one. The cyber security concern is growing daily. The threat of cyber attacks, data breaches, ransomware attacks by ransomware gangs are very serious issues.

Cyber Crime Investigation – Detection of Cyber Criminals

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In general Cyber Criminal Acts or Cyber Crimes consist of crimes which target networks or devices (computers, data-centers, servers, desktop PC’s, laptop, tables, smartphones, IoT-devices, etc…) with the intent to illegally extract or exfiltrate data or business secrets or alter content, or simple crash or trash whatever is sitting there… Either ways, it will always be going against the interest of the victim and it’s mostly unproductive or damaging in regard to the original purpose of why IT-system where put there in the first place.

Mostly in these type of digital malicious activities, crimes are committed by using devices or software or methods to participate in criminal activities. It involves activities or systems related to:

  • Uploading Viruses
  • Sending Phishing Emails
  • Using Malware or Spyware
  • Cyberstalking
  • Execute DDoS Attacks
  • Engage in Identity Theft
  • Launch Ransomware campaigns
  • Conduct Cyber Attacks
  • Use of Botnets
  • Online Credit Card Fraud
  • Abuse of digital property and digital certificates
  • Selling stolen data on the dark web or dark net
  • Damage reputation and property of organizations, government, individuals or companies.
  • Cyber Stalking
  • Social Engineering
  • PUPs or Potentially unwanted Programs
  • Phishing Campaigns
  • Mass Scraping of data
  • Sharing or distributing illegal or prohibited content
  • Running online scams
  • Selling illegal software or software registration keys
  • Running Exploit kits
  • Reverse Engineering software or Patented Technology

This is not an exhaustive list. Please consult our overview-post on Cyber Security Investigations.

What we are trying to point it here is that you can contact AR INTELL and start a basic investigation to verify if your digital assets are secure and how you can improve security.

How to Stop Ransomware Attacks

AR INTELL can assist you in the detection, prevention, and mitigation of a ransomware attack on your company or organization. Don’t become an easy target or victim of a ransomware gang. Launching ransomware attacks is a lucrative business for hackers and organized crime. It is a multi-billion-dollar industry.

cost of ransomware - report 2021

Many articles and advice have been formulated on this matter. Here are a few general pointers:

  • use up to data anti-virus scanners
  • use VPN when going online
  • update and patch your devices
  • don’t use illegal or hacked software
  • don’t click on suspicious emails (phishing attacks)
  • run a firewall on your devices and in your network
  • don’t put your backups on the same network where the ransomware attack might occur
  •  prepare a full recovery plan – do a simulation
  • conduct security awareness training
  • establish a Zero trust architecture and micro-segmentation (data silos)
  • perform endpoint protection
  • talk to cybersecurity consultants