Governance & Risk Management , Incident & Breach Response , Security Operations

Special Report: Impact of the AlphaBay Takedown

Also, a Puzzling Breach at Ricoh Australia
Special Report: Impact of the AlphaBay Takedown
Acting FBI Director Mathew McCabe, flanked by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

A deep dive into the takedowns of AlphaBay and Hansa, and their impact on the secretive, illicit darknet marketplace, leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report.

In the Security Report, you'll hear (click on player to listen):

  • U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe and Europol Executive Director Rob Wainwright describe the effect of the takedowns on online underworld marketplace operators and customers;
  • DataBreachToday Executive Editor Mathew J. Schwartz and Flashpoint Senior Malware Analyst Ronnie Tokazowski evaluate the impact of the takedowns on other darknet marketplaces; and
  • ISMG Security and Technology Editor Jeremy Kirk report on a document leak that plagued the Australian unit of the international imaging and electronics company Ricoh.

The ISMG Security Report appears on this and other ISMG websites on Tuesdays and Fridays. Check out our July 14 and July 18 reports that respectively analyzed FBI Director-Designate Christopher Wray's admission that he faces a steep cybersecurity learning curve and the latest happenings in the darknet marketplace.

The next ISMG Security Report will be posted on Tuesday, July 25.

Theme music for the ISMG Security Report is by Ithaca Audio under a Creative Commons license.

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