DFIR, Simple: Bitcoin Address as a Source of Additional Clues

by Gregor Wegberg

It happens quite often that private individuals or companies receive different types of extortion letters via various digital communication channels, first and foremost by email. Companies are threatened, for example, with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) or the compromise of their website and the theft of trade secrets as a result. Allegedly, only paying a certain amount of Bitcoins to a wallet (comparable to a bank account) can protect the company from such an attack.
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DFIR, Simple: Who to Call in a Cyber Emergency?

by Gregor Wegberg

With so many various forms of IT incidents around, it is essential to know the right people and partners and to be able to contact them promptly when the first IT systems do not behave as expected. We regularly experience the positive impact that a simple contact list of key persons and partners which has been prepared in advance has on the course of information security incidents.
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DFIR, Simple: Behind the Link – a Look Into the Dark

by Gregor Wegberg

Unwanted emails, SMS and other digital messages, also known as “spam”, are tiresome and unpleasant but also part of our everyday digital life. Nowadays, we all regularly receive unwanted messages (spam) that are not just advertising, but deliberately try to trick us into an action that can have far-reaching consequences.

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