Pompompurin: The hacker behind the FBI email data breach

On November 13, 2021, the FBI.gov domain was used to send out hoax emails to tens of thousands of people regarding Night Lion’s ongoing investigation into The Dark Overlord hacking group. The purpose of the email was to apparently discredit Night Lion & Shadowbyte's founder, Vinny Troia, claiming that I am a…

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Astoria Company Data Breach Research and Analysis

Who is Astoria Company? Astoria Company LLC is a lead generation company with a network of websites designed to collect information on a person that may be…

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The Data Viper Hack: Engineering a Honeypot to Catch Cyber Criminals

On July 13, 2020, several reporters began running stories of a hack on Night Lion’s Data Viper platform, claiming that stolen data began appearing on several…

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The Dark Overlord and ShinyHunters hacking groups: An Infographic Timeline

A Brief History of TheDarkOverlord and ShinyHunters This infographic provides a condensed timeline of the major events attributed to the hacking collective…

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The Underground Cybercrime Economy of Hacked Fortnite and Gaming Accounts

A Billion Dollar Hacked Gaming Account Market With each passing day it seems like millions of additional records are stolen in the latest data breach, but what…

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The Dark Overlord report: An Investigation Into A Cyber Terrorist Hacking Group

Who is The Dark Overlord? In 2016, a hacking group known as ‘The Dark Overlord’ (TDO) began terrorizing and extorting organizations. The group quickly became…

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GnosticPlayers Part 1: An Overview of Hackers Nclay, DDB, and NSFW

2020-01-01 Update: The table of actors listed in this story has been updated to reflect direct affiliation with Gnostic Players. The following is the first of…

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Personal And Social Information Of 1.2 Billion People Discovered In Massive Data Leak

On October 16, 2019 Bob Diachenko and Vinny Troia discovered a wide-open Elasticsearch server containing an unprecedented 4 billion user accounts spanning more…

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