Hacker Intelligence Initiative (HII)
Issued approximately six times a year, the Imperva Hacker Intelligence Initiative (HII) reports go inside the cyber-underground to provide in-depth, forward-looking analysis at trending hacking techniques and interesting attack campaigns. These provocative, creative and innovative research papers aim not to solely understand what has happened in the past, but to deep dive into what is ahead and what’s needed to proactively stay ahead of hackers’ next moves.
Today’s File Security is So ’80s
The complexity of managing enterprise-level file permissions makes it increasingly difficult for security teams to keep track of who has access to what. In this report, Imperva researchers compare the traditional ‘static’ approach to file security with a more dynamic approach based on how users actually access files in the organization. Using the Dynamic Peer Group Analysis machine learning algorithm, virtual working peer groups are automatically identified and suspicious files access by unauthorized users can be immediately detected.
Phishing made easy: Time to rethink your prevention strategy?
In this report, Imperva researchers expose how cybercriminals are lowering the cost and increasing the effectiveness of phishing by leveraging compromised servers and turnkey phishing services, which are the key drivers of the overall increase in phishing attacks.
Black Hat SEO: A Detailed Analysis of Illegal SEO Tactics
Researchers at the Imperva Defense Center have discovered a series of long-running, multi-vector search engine optimization (SEO) campaigns that exploit vulnerabilities in thousands of legitimate websites to illegally increase the SEO results for malicious websites. Read this report to find out how hackers use these botnet-driven SEO attacks to promote malicious websites.